Birmingham, AL – The University of Alabama Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams opened their 2014-15 Season this Saturday with games against the Lakeshore Men. The Alabama Men beat a strong Lakeshore Championship team that features the Dynamic Duo of Ryan Hynes and Jeremy Campbell 64-42. The Alabama Women opened with a win over the Lakeshore Second Team 67-17 and then narrowly lost to the Lakeshore Championship team 54-52 on a last second shot by Campbell. Both teams are back in action on October 31, in Arlington, TX for conference play. We hope to tweet live updates and webcast the games from UTA. Stay tuned for more details. Roll Tide!
Arlington, TX - Congratulations to our Wheelchair Tennis Team that completed in National Championships this weekend! Karolina Lingyte and Mackenzie Soldan advanced to the finals of the Doubles bracket and lost an epic 3 set battle for the Championship. Lingyte and Soldan also both advanced to the Final Four of the Tier 1 Singles Bracket. Shelby Barron took home 4th place in Tier 1 Singles and Maude Jaques won 5th place in Tier 2 Singles. Thank you to University of Texas Arlington for hosting Nationals. Roll Tide! Roll Tide!
Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program celebrated another successful year this Friday at the Tuscaloosa Sailing Club with Water Skiing, Swimming, Tubing, and Wave Runners. 2013-14 Program Awards were given also given for the Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis programs. In Women’s Wheelchair Basketball the award winners were: (Jessica Staley Impact Award / Cobi Crispin) (Margaret Stran Hustle and Attitude Award / Maude Jaques & Savannah Gardner) (Practice Award / Elissa Robinson) (Christina Davidson Academic Award / Karolina Lingyte) (Outstanding Defensive Player / Cindy Ouellet) (Stephanie Wheeler Performance Award / Cobi Crispin) (Outstanding Offensive Player / Karolina Lingyte) (Mary Allison Milford Leadership Award / Caitlin McDermott & Mackenzie Soldan) (Most Improved - Laurie Williams & Erica Gavel). In Men’s Wheelchair Basketball the award winners were: (Iron Man Award – Justin Obermyer) Ford Burttram Captains Award - Bo Hedges & Ryan Hynes), (Academic Award - Justin Obermyer & Bo Hedges), (Jared Arambula Performance Award - Bo Hedges). The Wheelchair Tennis Performance Award was given to Mackenzie Soldan & Karolina Lingyte. The Mark Booth Philanthropy Award is a Program Award and was presented to Caitlin McDermott & Kyle Killworth. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great year for Alabama Adapted Athletics. Roll Tide!
Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program is proud to announce their partnership with ABC Medical. ABC Medical is the Official Medical Supplier for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and the first and only provider of urological supplies and other medical products committed to the financial and practical support of adaptive sports. ABC offers an unmatched combination of products, education, service and outreach to help their customers live healthier more active lives. ABC Medical is now the Official Medical Supplier for the University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program and the title sponsor for the 2014 ABC Medical Collegiate Classic on February 21-22, 2014. For more information about ABC Medical, visit the ABC Medical Website or click on the ABC Logo on the Alabama Adapted Athletics Website. Roll Tide!