ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- Sue Alschuler is a student athlete at the University of New Mexico. She is Studying for a bachelors in Accounting and has hopes of getting her Master’s degree in the near future. She is also a leader on the UNM Cycling team, oh and is 53-years-old.
Alschuler does not let her age define her. She never received a college degree working in the real-estate business, and so she decided to come back later in life.
When it came to becoming a student athlete Alschuler said, “I’m like I am kind of old for that right? And he was like no, no you are full time, and you can do it. So, I thought why not?”
She has been cycling competitive for around 10 years, and she also runs marathons, triathlons, and her favorite is the Boston Marathon. The transition wasn’t that hard for her joining the team because she was in really good shape. Her teammates also accepted her with open arms, because Alschuler says the cyclist community is very close.
Her story is one of determination, perseverance, and inspiration. She hasn’t let her age hold her back, and she doesn’t think that it should hold anyone back.
“Just do the best that you can do, and don’t let your age hold you back. You are capable of whatever you put your mind to”, said Alsculer.