Alabama Well Represented in Rio Paralympics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- September 7th marks the beginning of the Rio De Janerio 2016 Paralympics. The University of Alabama is proud to announce that we will have 22 current and former athletes and coaches representing their respective countries and the University in Rio this Fall. Current athletes competing include senior Shelby Barron who will be competing in women’s wheelchair tennis. Additionally, sophomore Arrin Young will be competing alongside freshmen teammates Babsi Gross, Jamey Jewells, Rosalie Lalonde and graduate student Dara Sales. Adam Lancia, Alabama’s Women’s Head Coach, will be playing for Canada in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball. A full listing of all the athletes from the University of Alabama competing in the Paralympics is below. Information on where to watch the games can be found here.

Alabama Current Students & Coaches in Rio:

Shelby Barron – Senior – USA – Wheelchair Tennis

Arinn Young – Sophomore – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball

Babsi Gross – Freshman – Germany – Wheelchair Basketball

Darda Sales – Grad Student – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball

Jamey Jewells – Freshman – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball

Rosalie Lalonde – Freshman – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball

Adam Lancia – Women’s Head Coach at Alabama – Playing for Team Canada in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball

Alabama Former Players & Coaches in Rio:

Jannik Blair – Australia – Wheelchair Basketball – Australia

Mackenzie Soldan – USA – Wheelchair Basketball – Dallas TX

Stephanie Wheeler – USA – Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Head Coach

Alana Nichols, USA – Para Canoe

Miles Thompson – GB – Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Head Coach

Bo Hedges – Canada Wheelchair Basketball – Toronto

Jared Arambula – USA – Wheelchair Basketball – Valparaiso, IN

Desi Miller – USA – Wheelchair Basketball – Milwaukee Wiss

Annika Zeyen – Germany – Wheelchair Basketball – Bonn Germany

Janet McLachlan – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball – Victoria, Canada

Cindy Oulette – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball – Quebec City, Canada

Katie Harnock – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball – Kitchner, Ontario Canada

Jude Hamner – GB – Wheelchair Basketball

Erica Gavel – Canada – Wheelchair Basketball

Laurie Williams – GB – Wheelchair Basketball