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Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball goes into nationals as top seed

Illinois' Megan Blunk gets ready to take a layup during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. The Illini won 56-47.
March 7, 2016

Tweet- @IlliniWCBball holds top seed going into nationals. #IlliniIt was just last year that the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team lost to Alabama in the national championship. Then and there,...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams heading to Alabama for final regular season tournament

February 25, 2016

Tweet- @IlliniWCBball plays final regular season tournament in preparation of national tournament #IlliniAs the opportunity to achieve their goal of a national championship nears, the Illinois wheelchair...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season

Illinois' Megan Blunk puts up a layup during one of the Illini's weekend games against Alabama at the ARC 
February 15, 2016

Tweet-#Illini wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of the season.Over the weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams played in their second and final home tournaments...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed at Auburn

Illinois' Ryan Neiswender drives the ball down the court during the game against  Missouri at the Activities and Recreation Center on Friday, February 13, 2015.The Illini won 53-46.
February 2, 2016

Tweet- [email protected] succeeds in tough tournament at Auburn #IlliniIn their second tournament back from break, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams are starting to settle into their top form. The...

Illini women’s wheelchair basketball set up for second half of season

Illinois' head coach Stephanie Wheeler talks with her team during the wheelchair basketball game v. UWW at the ARC on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Illinois won 50-42.
January 25, 2016

Tweet: @IllinoisWCBball is ahead of schedule compared to last years championship run. #IlliniWith more than half of the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball season completed, head coach Stephanie Wheelerbr...

Three former Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball players qualify for Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball player and Team USA captain Steve Serio (left) as a junior on Illinois' wheelchair basketball team. Serio, Will Waller (not pictured) and Brian Bell (right, as a freshman at Illinois) have qualified for Team USA for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Also pictured is Tom Smurr, an Illinois freshman at the time.
January 12, 2016

Illinois’ wheelchair basketball program continues to contribute players to Team USA for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players Mega Blunk and Gail Gaeng qualified...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

Illinois' Gail Gaeng readies for a shot during the wheelchair basketball game against Wisconsin-Whitewater at the ARC on Feb. 13. Gaeng is one of two Illini — the other is Megan Blunk — who qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics with Team USA.
January 11, 2016

Two Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players have qualified for their first Paralympics. Megan Blunk and Gail Gaeng will compete on the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics on Sept....

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players trying out for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

Illinois' Gail Gaeng (3) readies up for a shot during the wheelchair basketball game v. UWW at the ARC on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Illinois won 50-42.
January 4, 2016

The U.S. National women's wheelchair basketball team is holding its tryouts for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and Illinois is well-represented.Nearly a third of all the players are on the Illinois...

Illinois wheelchair basketball held their annual “popcorn bowl”

Illinois wheelchair basketball held their annual “popcorn bowl”
December 9, 2015

After a long first half of the season, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams were able to have a little bit of fun heading into winter break.Wednesday morning, the Illini held their 11th annual “Popcorn...

Wheelchair basketball finding its rhythm heading into winter break

December 9, 2015

Tweet- #Illini wheelchair basketball looks to build on successful pastBy Thomas PolcynStaff writerIt was not all that long ago the women’s wheelchair basketball team fell just short of a national title,...

Gail Gaeng Dominates in tournament as Illini split games on opening weekend

Illinois' Gail Gaeng readies for a shot during the wheelchair basketball game against Wisconsin-Whitewater at the ARC on Feb. 13. Gaeng is one of two Illini — the other is Megan Blunk — who qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics with Team USA.
November 2, 2015

Over the weekend, the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team took part in its first tournament of the season. The Illini traveled to Toronto to participate in the Wheelchair Basketball Academy’s...

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