A for Athlete


  • Cyclist
  • Selected by Glamour Magazine as one of the Top Ten College Women in the country.
  • College Student at University of Maryland and from Pennsylvania.


Glamor Magazine article in April 2012[]

by Christen Brandt

Colleen Gulick, 21, in 2012

University of Maryland

Major: Bioengineering

Gulick doesn’t have just one or two medals to display on her walls. She has 171—not to mention the 47 trophies on shelves and in boxes. The all-star athlete from Spring City, Pennsylvania, has competed in track and field, soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse, and is a starting player on her NCAA Division I field hockey team at the University of Maryland.

But her favorite sport? Cycling. The 5’4” junior is the only woman in the U.S. ever to medal in a men’s cycling race. Currently she is ranked sixth in the nation for female cyclists in her age group (20 to 29), is a three-time national champion and 30-time national medalist, and holds the record for the most medals won in a single national championship (she took home eight). Oh, and she’s a star student too: At 16, she was the youngest person ever recruited by the University of Maryland’s honors program.

Where you’ll find her in 20 years: Polishing her 2016 Olympic gold for track cycling and, after that, “working as an orthopedic surgeon, treating other Olympians,” she says.


Glamor Magazine chose women based on accomplishment in the classroom and on the playing field. Colleen, as a multi-time national cycling champion and NCAA Division I field hockey champion, certainly fits the bill! [1]