Bama Finishes Strong

141028_Wheelchair_BasketballTuscaloosa, AL -The Alabama Men and Women closed out a great Fall semester with two wins each at home. In the first game of the tournament the Tide Women dropped a close contest to the Quebec Under 25 Team 56-60. The next morning the Alabama women avenged the first game with a 62-42 pay-back win over Quebec. In the afternoon the Tide Women cruised to a 71-50 win over Jeremy Campbell and Ryan Hynes with the Lakeshore Storm. The Alabama Women close out the Fall Semester with 11-2 overall record and a 5-0 conference record. The Alabama Men who closed out the fall semester with two wins this weekend. In game one on Friday night the Tide men fell to the talented Quebec Under 25 team 59-55. On Saturday the Bama Men rebounded with a 60-54 win over Lakeshore in the morning and a 56-46 pay-back victory over Quebec on Saturday night. The Alabama Men close out the Fall Semester with a 9-6 overall record and 2-4 conference record. The Men and Women are back in action on January 16th in Wichita, Kansas. Stay tuned for more details. Roll Tide!

Tide Rolls at Whitewater

JamesWhitewater, WI –  The University of Alabama Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams played a total of 8 games in 24 hours in Whitewater and came away with 6 wins!  The Alabama Men opened the tournament with a 57-54 win over the University of Illinois. Later in the day the Crimson Tide men dropped tough contests to the University of Missouri 56-32 and Whitewater 49-62. Alabama rallied for two straight wins the next morning against Edinboro 56-30 and Southwest Minn State 48-30. The Alabama Women won all three games at the Whitewater tournament this weekend!  In the first game of the tournament the Tide jumped out to an early 26 point lead and cruised to a 63-50 win over a talented young UTA team. Later in the day a hot shooting Alabama team led by 41-28 at the half and beat the University of Illinois 78-55. In their final game of the tournament the Alabama women beat the host Whitewater Warhawks 70-28.  The Alabama Women are now 9-1 overall and 5-0 in conference an the Alabama Men are now 7-5 on the season and 3-4 in conference and the Alabama Women are 6-1 and 2-0 in conference.  Follow the Crimson Tide on twitter and facebook for live game updates and webcast information for Alabama’s next home games on December 5-6 against the Quebec Provincial Team and the Lakeshore Storm.  Roll Tide!

Alabama Annual Celebration & Awards

KarolinaTuscaloosa, 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!