World Champion Kate Courtney Joins TeachAids as an Ambassador
Kate Courtney’s biking career glitters with firsts: at age 16, she was the first American woman to win a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup as a Junior. In 2017 alone, she rode her way to first place in 9 of 12 races. And just this past weekend, Courtney became the first American to win the Mountain Bike World Championships in 17 years.
It’s only fitting that Courtney joins TeachAids as an Ambassador in the launch of the world’s first interactive concussion curriculum in virtual reality: CrashCourse. Edging out the former world champion and fellow teammate for gold in last weekend’s race, 22-year-old Courtney represents the athletic achievement TeachAids wants all youth to have the opportunity to aspire to.
Courtney was raised in Marin County, where she started cycling as a child on the back of her father’s tandem bike. She has a contract with Specialized Bicycles, sponsorship from Red Bull, and support from USA Cycling’s National Team program. Last year, she won four U23 World Cup races and a series title, as well as a silver medal at the U23 World Championships in Australia.
By any measure, Courtney is an athletic champion — but her achievements extend far beyond her role as a competitor. Already, Courtney has demonstrated her commitment to young athletes by serving as a mentor for Little Bellas, a mountain bike organization that empowers young women through cycling. She even has a strong social media presence, boasting hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, and publishing columns on health topics to share her insights as a top athlete.
Perhaps most impressively, globetrotter Courtney stayed close to her Marin County roots as an undergraduate at Stanford University. She graduated this year with a degree in Human Biology, and now sets her sights on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
From Team USA to Team TeachAids, we’re proud to have Kate Courtney as an Athletics Ambassador. Her tireless efforts and dedication to sports inspires young people to play at their best.