Tuscaloosa, AL – The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics Camp starts this Wednesday, June 19th! UA will be hosting a men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball camp, wheelchair tennis camp, adapted golf and adapted rowing camp this week from June 19-22. The camp will include intensive 2-3 teaching sessions a day as well as elective activities in wheelchair tennis, adapted golf and adapted rowing. Campers check we are looking forward to seeing you! Be sure to check your email for packing lists, and travel information. If you have questions, contact our Camp Director Charlie Katica! See you this soon at Alabama Camp! Roll Tide!
McDonough, GA – The Alabama Wheelchair Tennis Team advanced to the finals of the Men’s A Doubles and Men’s B Singles this Sunday at the USTA Geranium Festival Tennis Tournament in McDonough Georgia. Karolina Lingyte played up in the Men’s B Divison and marched to the tournament championship with 3 wins. Lingyte won the tournament opener on Friday with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 win over Ricardo Castaeda. On Saturday Lingyte advanced to the championship match with an upset victory over (1) Seed, Jerry Vaughn 6-2, 7-6 (5). In the Championship match on Sunday Lingyte squared off against (2) Seed, Jon Lin. In a back and forth match that lasted over 2 hours Lingyte battled for the win 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Miles Thompson paired with his former U.S. Open parter Dan Lachman, to advance to the Men’s A Championship Match on Sunday as well. In a Marathon 3 hour match Thompson and Lachman were outlasted by Larry Keeter and David Williams 7-6 (5), 0-6, 4-6. The Alabama Wheelchair Tennis team will be back in action on June 28th at the USTA Tournament in Nashville TN.
Tuscaloosa, AL. – The Alabama Men won their first National Championship in Wheelchair Basketball this weekend with a 71-52 win over Texas-Arlington. Jared Arambula and Jannik Blair were named to the All American Team and Ryan Hynes made Academic All American. Jared Arambula led the Tide with 21 points followed by fellow senior Mark Booth with 18. Ryan Hynes and Kyle Killworth chipped 10 points each. The Alabama Women fell short of taking home their 4th title in 5 years with a loss in the Championship game to UWW 55-41. Karolina Lingyte led the Alabama women with 17 points in the title game followed by Katie Harnock with 12 and Annika Zeyen with 11. Cindy Ouellet and Annika Zeyen were selected to First Team All American and Karolina Lingyte and Katie Harnock made Second Team All American. Karolina LIngyte, Annika Zeyen and Lindsey Metz were also Awarded Academic All American Awards.