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    Adam Lancia named Head Coach

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Adam Lancia has been named head coach of the University of Alabama women's wheelchair basketball team.

    Lancia previously coached the ASV-Bonn German First Division team from 2008-11 and the Nova Scotia Flying Wheels first division team in Halifax from 2012-2015.  Ha also has played for the Canadian National team since 2001 and has won two gold medals and a silver medal as a player across three Paralympic Games since 2004.

    "The timing of this opportunity is tremendous," Lancia said.  "From speaking with (assistant coach) Adam Kramer, he can't say enough about the resources and how supportive the university is of our team and Alabama Adapted Athletics."

    Dr. Brent Hardin, director of UA Adapted Athletics, has followed Lancia's career since his days as a college player at the University of Illinois, where Lancia helped lead the Illini to a national championship in 2003.  He said Lancia's extensive experiences at every level of wheelchair basketball will help UA continue its championship success.

    "He is a cerebral teacher in the gym but also a fiery motivator that will hold our team accountable," Hardin said.  "I think our student athletes ware really going to enjoy playing for Coach Lancia.  We feel he is exactly the right coach for Alabama and we are confident he will help our players realize their full potential."

    Lancia takes over for Elisha Williams, who resigned at the end of the 2015-16 season.  Williams won a national championship as a player and one as a coach, leading the Crimson Tide to it fourth women's national championship in 2015.

    UA we 15-12 overall and 10-10 in conference play last season.  The Crimson Tide will welcome seven new players this season.  Six of those players have international experience, Lancia said.

    "Dynamic" is a term Lancia hopes becomes synonymous with UA's play, a goal he hopes to reach by simulating the "chaotic" nature of wheelchair basketball in training.  "We're going from a good team last year to a deep, dynamic team next season.  We'll be able to throw many different looks at our competition."

    "When Brent asked me what my offensive and defensive philosophies are, I told him 'my offensive strategy is to frustrate defenses, and my defensive strategy is to frustrate offenses,'"  Lancia said "I want my players to do whatever they can to make other teams work.  We want to effectively counter what any team throws at us.  There's going to be fast play in transition, 3-point shooting, smaller lineups to counter taller, slower teams."

    "We're going use that dynamic approach in how we train and organize practices.  The game is chaotic, a mess, just crazy times, and practice has to replicate that to an extent."

    180 Medical College Scholarship program

    05/03/2016, 11:15am CDT
    By NWBA

    Application deadline: June 1, 2016

    180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy).

    Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, we've developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education. 

    Click HERE to learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

    The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) today announced Ultimate Workout and Recovery as an official sponsor of the NWBA. Ultimate Workout and Recovery/Stuck in Bed Fitness LLC, is a state-of-the-art rehab and workout gym designed specifically for those with physical disabilities. As such, Ultimate Workout and Recovery is also the official wheelchair gym of the NWBA. 

    The NWBA will serve as an official distributor of the Ultimate Work and Recovery line of products including the full-size Spider unit that comes equipped with the smaller travel size Viper Edition. The NWBA will market the Spider and Viper products to members through, e-mail messages, and the NWBA E-Newsletter. 

    The Spider Edition offers ways to maintain strength both physically and mentally, as well as improve an overall sense of well being. The mission of Ultimate Workout and Recovery is to provide a total body workout via exercises and rehab in dozens of unique and exciting ways, especially for those unable or just not wanting to go out. The Ultimate Workout and Recovery gym is a 100-use system that is the perfect option to exercise regularly right from their recliner, wheelchair or bed, while the travel viper system is perfect for on the go strength and cardio conditioning anywhere anytime for anyone.

    “This is such an honor and the NWBA is a perfect match for what we are all about,” said Joseph M Salamon, CEO and Chief Marketing Strategist at Stuck in Bed Fitness LLC. “Our fitness and complete exercise system is geared specifically for wheelchair users, whether short or long term. Everyone in the family can benefit from this new fitness equipment including moms, kids and seniors as well. We feel that our arrangement with the NWBA will allow their players and family members of any age or stage to stay in tip-top condition and get stronger whenever they would like to, and inspire others to join teams and develop further while expanding the NWBA and Stuck in bed fitness LLC reach.''

    Dr. Michael Roizen, world renowned Wellness Chief at the Cleveland Clinic, and former New England Patriot linebacker Pierre Woods have each enthusiastically endorsed the Spider unit and smaller travel size mobile Viper edition which can be enjoyed from the bus, car, plane, train, hotel room and more. The Stuck in Bed Fitness LLC team is also proud to announce its new Foundation set up for other Foundations/Rehab Clinic Centers to bulk purchase the units at a special discounted. For more information on the Ultimate Workout and Recovery products visit:

    “We are excited about the addition of Ultimate Workout and Recovery as a sponsor of the NWBA and for our members to purchase the Ultimate Workout and Recovery Spider unit. It is an excellent workout system for our athletes that can be set-up for off-season and in-season workouts,” said Jim Scherr, NWBA Executive Director. 

    Applications available for New Women's Division Scholarship

    The Women’s Division of the NWBA is proud to announce the launch of the ‘We Play Hard’ scholarship program. The Women’s Division has created a scholarship that will enable juniors and adults with disabilities to pursue their dreams of sporting excellence, on the Paralympic, World and National stages. Participating in sport also helps Individuals with disabilities to go further in life—to set and achieve goals like graduating college, getting a job, buying a home, traveling, having a family. And, for those Individuals who have the potential to become great athletes, the time, training and travel it takes to achieve that level of greatness takes resources---resources that a lot of families simply don’t have.
    The Women’s Division of the NWBA created the ‘We Play Hard’ scholarship to help fill that gap. The Women’s Division will provide 10 scholarships of up to $300 to eligible applicants for assistance with travel, training and other costs necessary to help pave the way for these young athletes to achieve sporting excellence—excellence that will carry over into creating a generation of talented and committed leaders who are ready and willing to share and give back. We invite interested athletes, who are on a women’s division roster for the 2015-2016 year, who are passionately pursuing dreams of athletic glory to apply.
    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and you will be notified by mail of NWBA.  Applicants are eligible to receive one scholarship per calendar year. Applicants may then reapply during the next calendar year; funding for one year is not a guarantee of future funding. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Keith Wallace at

    2016 Rio Paralympic Draws Announced

    04/21/2016, 10:30pm CDT
    By NWBA

    On Wednesday, the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games draw for men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball happened. The U.S. men’s and women’s teams got drawn into Pool B, while the defending World and Paralympic champions will face each other in pool play in each of the divisions. 

    In the men's tournament, World champions Australia will face defending Paralympic Gold medalists Canada in a tough Group A that also includes Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands and Japan. 

    Team USA drew into Group B and will face-off with host country Brazil, European champions Great Britain, Germany, Iran and Algeria. 

    In the women's tournament, world champions Canada will face defending Paralympic Gold medalists Germany in Group A, as well as Brazil, Great Britain and Argentina. 

    Group B features three respective zone champions, led by Team USA, the 2015 Parapan Am Games champions, European champions Netherlands, Asia Oceania champions China. France and Algeria are also in Group B. 

    Rio 2016 Paralympic Games wheelchair basketball competition

    Women's pools
    Group A: Canada; Germany; Great Britain; Argentina; Brazil
    Group B: USA; Netherlands; France; China; Algeria

    Men's pools
    Group A: Australia; Canada; Turkey; Netherlands; Japan; Spain
    Group B: Iran; USA; Great Britain; Germany; Algeria; Brazil

    Dave Kiley's 3-on-3 Invitational

    04/21/2016, 5:30pm CDT
    By NWBA

    Turning POINT'S 26th Annual Extravaganza

    Click the link below for additional information on the Dave Kiley 3-on-3 Invitational and Free Throw Contest.  This year's event will be the 26th Annual Extravaganza in conjunction with Turning POINT.

    The annual event held in Dallas, Texas is held in memory of Randy Snow.  Event dates are June 3-4, 2016.

    2016 Final Top 20 Teams - Championship Division

    04/21/2016, 5:15pm CDT
    By NWBA

    List includes the 2016 NWBT results

    Championship Division Final Top Twenty Ranks 2016:

     1.    Dallas Mavericks
     2.    Milwaukee Bucks “A” 
     3.    New York Rollin’ Knicks
     4.    Rogue Valley Scorpions
     5.    Bay City Thunder          
     6.    University of Arizona Wildcats (Men’s)
     7.    Austin Rec’ers    
     8.    San Diego Wolfpack  
     9.    Utah Wheelin’ Jazz   
    10.   Sacramento Rollin’ Kings        
    11.   Miami Heat Wheels              
    12.   Mary Free Bed Pacers                                   
    13.   Golden State Road Warriors    
    14.   Charlottesville Cardinals
    15.   Albuquerque Kings   
    16.   Seattle Sonics         
    17.   RIC Hornets 
    18.   Shepherd Stealers 
    19.   Minnesota Timberwolves
    20.   Milwaukee Bucks “B”

    Check out the results from our recent poll

    Below are the results from the recent poll regarding which division is the most closely followed.  Congratulations to the VARSITY DIVISION!

    13%  Prep Division

    30%  Varsity Division

    12%  Collegiate Division

    29%  Division III

    14%  Championship Division

    2%     Women's Division

    Job Posting - University of Wisconsin Whitewater

    04/14/2016, 8:00pm CDT
    By NWBA

    UWW seeking a Women's Wheelchair Basketball Coach/Equipment Mgr

    The Women's Wheelchair Basketball Coach is responsible for all aspects of the Women's Wheelchair program, including recruiting, coaching, administering, scheduling, scouting, travel arrangements, and academic activities. The Women's Wheelchair Basketball Coach directs all aspects of the Cornerstones for Success wheelchair fundraising and awareness programs. 

    The Equipment Manager manages all aspects of the Williams Center and Roseman Gym Equipment Rooms including the acquisition, inventory, and maintenance of all equipment utilized by Recreation Sports programs and HPERC Classes. The Equipment Manager also hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates all student employees in the Equipment Room.

    To view this Job Opening go to:



    2016 NWBT Awards

    04/14/2016, 7:15pm CDT
    By NWBA

    The National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical, held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky, April 7-10, presented its all-tournament teams, MVPs and Sportsmanship awards. The Championship and DIII Divisions presented their awards to deserving athletes following the respective championship games. The Junior Division awards were presented at the evening banquet at the Galt House Hotel.

    Below is a comprehensive list of all of the award recipients by division and category:

    2016 Championship Division

    All Tournament Teams

    1st Team

    Nate Hinze                                          Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks

    Patrick Anderson                                NY Rollin’ Knicks

    Jay Nelms                                           Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks

    Becca Murray                                      Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks

    Jermell Pennie                                    Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks

    2nd Team

    Jeff Townsend                                     Utah Wheelin’ Jazz

    Jorge Salazar                                      San Diego Wolfpack

    Tyrone Griner                                      Rogue Valley Scorpions

    Trevonn Jenifer                                   Bay City Thunder

    Mareike Miller                                     Milwaukee Wheelchair Bucks

    Captain James S. Ure Sportsmanship Award

    Dominique Rogers                              Albuquerque Kings


    Bobbie Nickelberry                              Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks


    2016 Division III

    All Tournament Teams

    1st Team

    Kyle Huckaby                                      TIRR Houston Hotwheels

    Arnold Barners                                    Ft. Lauderdale Sharks

    Abraham Hausman-Weiss                  TIRR Houston Hotwheels

    Michael Archie                                    Memphis Rollin’ Grizzlies

    Carlos Pijuan                                      Ft. Lauderdale Sharks

    2nd Team

    Jakob Wiig                                          Memphis Rollin’ Grizzlies

    Manuel Ortega                                    LA Hotwheels

    Harsh Thakkar                                    MedStar NRH Punishers

    Kevin Konfara                                     Detroit Diehards

    Marcelo Gomez                                  LA Hotwheels

    3rd Team

    Pete Morgan                           Carolina Tarwheels

    Dave Kiley                               Charlotte Hornets

    Nate Silvers                            Turnstone Bandits

    Edwin Lopez                           Nassau Kings

    Adrien Burnett                         Delaware Destroyers

    Sportsmanship Award

    Tee Foster                               Fayetville Flyers


    Hassan Elkadi                         TIRR Houston Hotwheels


    Junior Division - Prep

    1st team

    Collin Lancaster                      Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks

    Bailey Moody                          Atlanta Jr. Wheelchair Hawks

    Ixhelt Gonzalez                       Chicago Skyhawks

    Preston Howell                       Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets

    Travis Beckler                         MKE Jr. Bucks

    2nd Team

    Martell Stevens                       Chicago Skyhawks

    Alex Hilgeford                         Jr. Minutemen

    Edgar Morales                        CK Rowdies

    Hannah Exline                        RHI Mini Pacers

    Moira Paulus                           MKE Jr. Bucks

    Sportsmanship Award

    Alec Cabacungan


    Eric Francis


    Junior Division - NIT

    1st Team

    Ryan Glatchak                        Synergy Bulls

    Erica Wilson                            Lakeshore Lakers

    Will Glendenning                     Rockfort Chariots

    Alonte Davis                            Nebraska Red Dawgs

    Emilee Gustafson                   Jr. Rolling Gophers

    2nd Team

    Josie DeHart                           Denver Jr. Nuggets

    Maya Campbell                       Nebraska Red Dawgs

    Alexa Halko                             Sportable Spokes

    Isaiah Ahlstrom                       BORP

    Tyler Tiddins                           Lakeshore Lakers

    Sportsmanship Award

    Jeremy Ocanas                       Denver Jr. Nuggets


    Ignacio Ortega                        Sportable Spokes


    Junior Division - Varsity

    1st Team

    Emily Oberst                           Milwaukee Junior Bucks

    Johsua Polson                        Utah Rush

    Collin Evans                            CK Jr. Rolling Timberwolves

    Zach Steger                            Dallas Jr. Mavs

    Zach Miller                              Phoenix Wheelchair Suns

    2nd Team

    Tyler Buysse                           Dallas Jr. Mavs

    Joshua Joines                         Jr. Wheelchair Hawks

    Holden Kowalke                      CK Jr. Rolling Timberwolves

    Drew Selz                               Junior Bucks

    Lindsey Zurburgg                    Seattle Jr. Sonics

    Sportsmanship Award

    Tyler Dwyer                             ParaSport Spokane


    Abraham Hausman-Weiss      TIRR Houston Hotwheels

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