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These teams operate under the auspices of the school's athletic department and receive institutional support for things like coaches' salaries, travel, equipment and entry fees. Depending on the level of competition. Some even provide scholarships for student cyclist athletes. Following are the top 10 varsity cycling teams in the U.S., according to USA Cycling. 01 of 10 Marian University - Indiana Anna Sklorenko competes in track cycling for Marian College. Marian College Location: Indianapolis, IndianaEnrollment: 2,050Mascot: KnightsInteresting Fact: Marian has a particularly strong track cycling program, with a thick string of individual and team championships going back to 1992. Marian riders have captured 11 national collegiate track cycling championships in 14 years including the last three straight. Individuals who have competed for Marian College cycling have won 41 national championships in individual or team events since Marian College’s first national championship competition in 1992. Marian College became Marian University on July 1, 2009. 02 of 10 Fort Lewis College -- Colorado Location: Durango, ColoradoEnrollment: 3,900Mascot: SkyhawksInteresting Fact: Fort Lewis College has perhaps the strongest collegiate cycling program in the nation, bringing home national titles in Mountain Biking (1994-1996, 2000-2001, 2003-2004, 2006-2007); the Division II Road Championship (2000); and Cyclocross (2003-2005).Cycling page: Ft. Lewis Cycling 03 of 10 Colorado Mesa University Colorado Mesa University. Photo Courtesy of Colorado Mesa University Location: Durango, Colorado Enrollment: 10,662Mascot: The MaverickInteresting Fact: The Mavericks hosted the Collegiate Road National Championships in April 2017. And, in 2016, the Mavericks had two individual national champion cyclers: "Collin Hudson won a national championship in the dual slalom downhill event and Eivind Roed rallied for a title in the cross-country race" that year, noted The Daily Sentinal" -- which accounts for the team's high ranking, despite the fact the school did not field a Division I team until 2015. Cycling page: Colorado Mesa University Cycling 04 of 10 Lindenwood University - Missouri Location: St. Charles, MissouriEnrollment: 14,500Mascot: LionsInteresting Fact: Cycling became a varsity sport at Lindenwood in 2007. Riders compete in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference, sanctioned by USA Cycling. 05 of 10 Brevard College -- North Carolina Brevard College Location: Brevard, North Carolina - in the Blue Ridge MountainsEnrollment: 700Mascot: TornadosInteresting Fact: "U.S. News & World Report" ranks Brevard among the top comprehensive colleges in the South, and among the best schools in the country in terms of students' first-year experiences. Brevard College’s Cycling Team has won the past three Division II Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships and the area is absolutely loaded with top-notch singletrack. 06 of 10 Lindsey Wilson College -- Kentucky Location: Columbia, KentuckyEnrollment: 1800Mascot: Blue RaidersInteresting Fact: Lindsey Wilson's cycling squad took third in 2008 in the Division I cyclocross championships, and the school has its own BMX course. The program has been highly successful, with eight individual national championships and two national team titles. Among current riders is Weston Pope, a two-time BMX world champion. 07 of 10 Lees-McRae College -- North Carolina VeloNews called Lees-McRae's Carla Swart the "best-ever female collegiate cyclist" after winning an unprecedented 11 national (both individual and team) titles in road, mountain bike, cyclocross and track. Lees-McRae Sports Information Location: Banner Elk, North CarolinaEnrollment: 900Mascot: BobcatsInteresting Fact: Lees-McRae Bobcats have captured three consecutive Division I national championships in cyclocross and are always in the hunt for a national championship. VeloNews called cyclist Carla Swart (pictured) the best female American collegiate rider ever. 08 of 10 Midwestern State University -- Texas Midwestern State University Team Pursuit. Location: Wichita Falls, TexasEnrollment: 6,500Mascot: MustangsInteresting Fact: USA Cycling named Midwestern the collegiate program of the year for 2004. MSU’s athletes have won nearly two dozen national cycling championships since the team was formed in 1989 -- including the men's road race and women's criterium at the 2007 Collegiate Road Cycling Championships. 09 of 10 Mars Hill College -- North Carolina Location: Mars Hill, North Carolina, outside of Asheville.Enrollment: 1,500Mascot: LionsInteresting Fact: Mars Hill's location in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers some excellent riding. Area climbs feature colorful names reflecting the interesting local character, including "The Wall” “Elevator Shaft” and the most challenging, "Little Tinker Bell,” which is not quite the happy experience as it sounds like. Mars Hill is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. 10 of 10 Milligan College -- Tennessee Location: Elizabethton/Johnson City, TennesseeEnrollment: 1,000Mascot: BuffaloesInteresting Fact: Milligan College features mountain biking as a brand-new varsity sport. It competes against East Tennessee State University, Lees-McRae College, Brevard College, Appalachian State, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Union College, and Warren Wilson College as a member of the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference.