The Daily Illini

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.

By Ryan Wilson

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 women’s wheelchair basketball team. Representing the Illini in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend are&...

Wheelchair basketball’s Shelby Gruss and her love for the game

By Thomas Polcyn

September 24, 2015

When Shelby Gruss first sat in a wheelchair after a major snowboarding accident at age 18, she thought her career with the game she loved had ended. But four years later, she has redirected her passion for basketball into a position as the captain of the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball ...