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

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

By Ryan Wilson

January 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 for the U.S. women’s team and now former Illini Will Waller, Steve Serio and Brian Bell have been named to the 16-player men’s team.The men are joining a team with veteran P...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

By Ryan Wilson

January 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

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. 7-18.They will join an 11-player team, 10 of which were members of the team that won gold at t...

Women’s wheelchair basketball coach Stephanie Wheeler translates national success to Illinois

By Thomas Polcyn

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sports

Growing up in North Carolina, Stephanie Wheeler was attached to basketball at a young age.Wheeler is the head coach of the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team. During her time as head coach, the team has accomplished a lot. The team made a run to the national championship at the end of last s...