Mars Hill Cycling is delighted to announce the addition of junior cycling phenom Addy Albershardt to the team for next fall. A recent graduate of East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, Addy brings international and professional experience to our growing women’s team.
Addy is a member of the NOW and Novartis for MS team, which competes nationally on the professional women’s cycling circuit. Addy is a current national champion on the track in the team and individual pursuits, and she also placed 2nd at last year’s national road time trial championships. These results earned her the right to compete at both the World Road Championships in Copenhagen and the World Track Championships in Moscow in 2011.
Addy recently completed the 2012 Women’s Tour of New Zealand as part of the US National Team, which was won by teammate Eveyln Stevens. The team placed 2nd overall in the team competition.
While Addy’s cycling ability brings a boost to our cycling program, we’re equally excited about the well-rounded perspective Addy brings to Mars Hill College off the bike. A strong student, accomplished musician (violin, cello, piano), and engaged community member, Addy exemplifies the caliber of student Mars Hill is especially excited about joining our college community. This spring she will travel to Haiti on a mission trip to offer support to those still recovering from the earthquake.
Keep up with Addy’s racing, travels, and adventures at her entertaining and insightful blog: addyalbershardt.blogspot.com.
Welcome to the team, Addy!