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PVM Student Receives Cycling Scholarship
The Rams Cycling Team at Colorado State University recently announced the University’s first two collegiate cycling scholarship recipients, including a junior Professional Veterinary Medical student. Colorado State is the first university in the Rocky Mountain region to award cycling scholarships, as well as one of only a few major universities in the United State to do so.
Two members of the team were each awarded $500 scholarships. Sarah Germundson, a PVM student, competes in both road and mountain bike racing. She most recently competed in the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Seven Springs, Penn., over the Halloween weekend. In that event, Germundson finished in the top 10 in the short track event, and the Colorado State team placed fifth overall.
"I’m very excited to be one of the first recipients,” Germundson said. "The team has gotten better every year and this scholarship will make travel to Nationals much more affordable for me.”
Pete Hutson, a senior majoring in sculpture, received the second scholarship. The Fund for Scholarships and Team Development was created in 2003 with initial donations from the Friends of the Rams Cycling Board of Directors (FRC). FRC is an alumni booster club for the cycling team which aims to fundraise, advise the team leadership and connect cyclists with the team. The scholarship was initiated by Nathanael Ksiazkiewicz, current team member, to help students offset the cost of education and raise awareness of collegiate cycling and the CSU cycling program.