IU School of Law - Indianapolis
Like most third-year law students, Bri Kovac knows what the inside of a law library looks like. Her professional future at the Indianapolis law firm of Bingham McHale is bound up in those millions of pages of laws, precedents and regulations.
But when the Zionsville High School graduate steps outside the IU School of Law-Indianapolis on the IUPUI campus, she steps into her "other" world — the high-speed universe of speed cycling. This fall, Bri earned a pair of titles at the National Collegiate Cycling Association national championships at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis. She took first in the women's 2-kilometer individual pursuit race and was part of IU's winning team in the women's Olympic pursuit battle in races again college teams from coast to coast.
Bri's no stranger to success on two wheels. She's a member of the IU Little 500 Hall of Fame for her achievements in that internationally renowned race, and is a member of the Texas Roadhouse Cycling team, which competes nationally.
She's equally accomplished in her academic work. Her work as a summer associate at Bingham McHale the past two years earned her a job in the litigation firm once she graduates this spring (2007). At the law school, she is head of the moot court board — the campus’s “chief justice,” as it were — and is on law review. As an undergraduate student at IU-Bloomington in the Kelley School of Business, she was the Richard E. Weirus Strategy Award winner, received an IU Honors College Scholarship and was an officer in both the Business Careers in Entertainment Club and the Student Athletic Board.
Cycling isn't her only passion; she admits to being "a music and concert fanatic," and plays the guitar. Bri's got her artistic side, too: she's "painted murals all over our basement walls" and loves doing graphic design work on the computer.