There are a lot of impressive phrases you could use to describe Colleen Gulick. She’s the only U.S. woman who’s medaled in a men’s cycling race. She’s won 171 medals, 30 of those in competitions at the national level. In her spare time she’s a starter on the University of Maryland’s Division I field hockey team. Oh, and she’s an honors student majoring in bioengineering. No wonder Glamour picked her as one of 2012’s top ten college women (she’s featured in the magazine’s May issue, on stands now).
Taking a break from makeup tips and “I was kidnapped by my secret lover… who was also MY COUSIN”-type stories, Glamour lauded Gulick as “the fastest thing on two wheels.” Other winners include a Wisconsin spoken-word poet, a Harvard public health activist, and a nursing major whose “cute bags help kids heal.”
Along with the other winners, Gulick, a native of Spring City, Pennsylvania, won money, a trip to New York, and a gift bag from L’Oreal. We’re sure that gift bag will look great on the shelf next to her 47 trophies.