UA chemical and environmental engineering graduate Erica Clevenger wins the Women’s Division Club Road Race at the 2017 USA Cycling Collegiate and Para-Cycling Road National Championships. (Photo by Casey B. Gibson)Erica Clevenger, a 2017 University of Arizona graduate in chemical engineering, excelled academically while clocking up victories on the cycling circuit.

The 2015 El Tour de Tucson winner proves that students don’t have to choose between being top athletes and successful students. She participated in water quality research, did two summer internships with Intel, and was named UA Club Sportswoman of the Year in 2016.

Solid performances at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race and Tour of the Gila before winning the USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals nabbed her a rare mid-season signup with the Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling team. She has secured an offer for a research position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California when racing season ends in the fall.

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