USA Cycling has announced the establishment of the Jacquelyn Crowell Memorial Women’s Cycling Fund to aid women’s road and track development programs at the national governing body. The fund is dedicated to Crowell, a 30-year-old Georgia native and former professional cyclist who died April 25 following a five-year battle with cancer.

The formation of the fund was announced by USA Cycling Board Chair Bob Stapleton at a pre-race press conference for the Amgen Tour of California, where Crowell served for two years as a race ambassador.

Crowell qualified for the U.S. National Team in 2006 and attending the UCI Junior World Road Championships in Spa, Belgium. She remained a national team rider for seven years while she was attended the University of Florida. She won four national championships in her cycling career, including the U23 Individual Time Trial in 2009 and the Points Race on the track in 2012.

“Jackie Crowell was a true champion in every aspect of her life and USA Cycling is proud to honor her legacy through this memorial fund,” said Steve McCauley, president of the USA Cycling Foundation. “Jackie will truly be remembered as a competitor who gave it her all whether training, competing or giving back to the sport she loved so much. She never shortchanged herself, her teammates or the fans who came to watch her compete.”

Gifts to the fund may be made on-line here or sent directly to the USA Cycling Foundation, at 210 USA Cycling Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.