Alabama Annual Celebration & Awards

130987_MW_wheelchair_basketballTuscaloosa, 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! 

Alabama Finishes Strong

HynesTuscaloosa, AL - Congratulations to the Alabama Men and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams on a great season! The Alabama Women advanced to play in their 7th straight National Championship by defeating the University of Illinois -51-43.  The team then fell to Whitewater 69-54 to take home second place and finish with a 25-4 overall record. Cobi Crispin and Laurie Williams made the All Rookie Team. Cindy Ouellet, Karolina Lingyte, and Mackenzie Soldan made the All American Team and Karolina Lingyte made the Academic All American Team. The Alabama Men defeated Southwest State 71-33 and Missouri 47-45 and fell to Whitewater 59 -47to take home third place and finish with a 24-9 record overall. Jannik Blair, and Bo Hedges made the All American Team and Ryan Hynes and Bo Hedges made the Academic All American Team.  Thanks to all the Athletes, Coaches, Fans and Volunteers for a Great Season!

Tide Wins at Illinois

Cindy PioneerChampaign, IL - The Alabama Men and Women Wheelchair Basketball teams enjoyed their final road trip before Nationals at the University of Illinois this past weekend.  The Alabama men opened with a loss to Whitewater 68-47 but rebounded with wins over Edinboro 65-26, Missouri 48-47 and Illinois 57-54. The Alabama Men are now 20-6 overall and 6-3 in conference.  The Alabama women’s wheelchair basketball team went 2-1 this weekend. The Tide women opened with a win over Edinboro 65-9. The next day the Tide lost a hard fought battle with Whitewater 71-49 before rebounding about with a tournament closing victory over host Illinois 66-60.The Alabama Women are 22-2 overall and 7-1 in conference.  The Alabama men and women will be back home on February 21-22 for the ABC Medical Classic. Check the Alabama Adapted Athletics Facebook page and this site for weekend results.  Roll Tide!

ABC Medical Partners with Alabama

ABC MedicalTuscaloosa, 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!