Olga M. Sacasa-Cruz '84 – Cycling

(Presented by Lori Hendricks)

Sacasa-Cruz entered Mount Holyoke not owning a bike; however, she became the first female to represent Nicaragua in the sport of cycling. Sacasa-Cruz finished 16th overall in the inaugural women’s 3,000-meter individual pursuit at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. For a short time, she was the Olympic record holder in that event. As a pioneer in the sport of cycling, Sacasa-Cruz helped to support women’s cycling in Nicaragua. She is now a physical therapist, having opened many doors of opportunity for female Olympians in the sport of cycling. CLICK TO VIEW THE OFFICAL RELEASE.