Marian University signs first recipient of cycling team mechanic scholarship

By Steve Frothingham

INDIANAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Marian University has announced the first recipient of its cycling team mechanic scholarship: Charis Lott of Fortville, Indiana. Marian, consistently one of the top schools in collegiate cycling, believes its team mechanic scholarship is the first of its kind in the nation.

Lott, who currently attends Mt. Vernon High School, brings five years of mechanical experience, including time at Freewheelin’ Community Bikes in Indianapolis and LoKe Bicycles in Fishers, Indiana. Lott plans to study psychology, with a concentration in sports at Marian.

“We’d be hard-pressed to find somebody more qualified than Charis for this first-time position with our program,” said Dean Peterson, head coach of the team. “Her time with Freewheelin’ Community Bikes as well as LoKe Bicycles in Fishers has prepared her well to serve the diverse needs and variety of settings in which a collegiate cycling team trains and competes.”

Lott will be a full member of the team, dedicated to working directly with the team’s staff to prepare and service team equipment, serving as a race mechanic at conference and national events, working with athletes to maintain their personal bikes, and ordering and managing equipment and supplies for the team’s fleet of …read more

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