Hey gmoney, you found a great forum to read and learn from. Just remember to search before you ask! Some folks will remind you of that if you post a repititious question. All kidding aside, this is a great forum, welcome.
I race on a collegiate team, too. Got to say go Lindsey Wilson College blue raiders. We got 4th in MTB nats and 3rd in XC nats. Maybe we'll cross paths on the road, cheers