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

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

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 ...