USA Cycling announced the election of four new athlete representative members to its board of directors. They will serve through 2024.
Women will hold all four spots for the first time in USA cycling history. The newly elected representatives are Cari Higgins of Boulder, Alison Tetrick of Petaluma, California, Meredith Miller of Boulder and Maddie Godby of Colorado Springs.
“We’re grateful for the willingness of this incredible group of women to represent athletes on our Board of Directors,” said USA Cycling Chairman of the Board Brendan Quirk. “We place enormous weight on our responsibility to serve our elite riders, and I’m excited they’ll be guiding us in those efforts. They represent 33.3% of our Board seats, and will be in a position to make a big impact.”
Higgins is 23-time U.S. National Champion on the track. She has represented Team USA on numerous occasions throughout her career, winning seven medals in the Pan American Championships between 2009-2012.
Tetrick had a lengthy career racing on the road at the highest level – including a bronze medal in the team time trial at the 2014 UCI World Championships. Tetrick became a pioneer in gravel cycling. She won the 2017 DK200 and continues to contend for victory and the toughest gravel races across America. She has served on the USA Cycling Board since 2015.
Miller is longtime road professional who represented Team USA at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships and at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships from 2010-2016. Since her retirement from racing, she has stayed close to the industry through roles at Rapha sportswear and Shimano Inc., a cycling components company.
Godby is longtime star of American track cycling. She holds a number of national records and has won multiple UCI Track World Cup events and two medals at the Pan American Championships. Most recently, she represented Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in both the Keirin and Sprint.
Higgins also will represent USA Cycling on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council. In this role, she will provide the USOPC Board of Directors input and advocacy from the perspective of USA Cycling’s elite athletes. Tetrick will serve as the AAC alternate representative.
“Our Board composition as a whole is now approaching 50% women representation,” Quirk said. “This is big step forward in our efforts to champion inclusion – and to maximize the positive impact inclusion can make to cycling in America.”
The pool of candidates and voters is limited to “10 Year Athletes.” These are athletes who have represented the United States in an event such as the Olympic Games, UCI World Championships or Pan American Games in the previous 10 years.
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