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    Screening Set for March 31st at 8 p.m. Eastern

    Colorado Springs, Colo. - The National Wheelchair Basketball Association will host a public screening of the award-winning documentary, The Rebound, for 1,000 attendees as a part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical in Louisville, Kentucky on March 31 at 8 pm. The screening will take place at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center in the Main Ballroom. Tickets are open to the public and available with free RSVP at: TheReboundNWBT.eventbrite.com. 

    The NWBA and The Rebound announce a two-year partnership focused on increasing awareness and expanding participation in wheelchair basketball at all levels. Collaborative initiatives, including The Rebound Premiere at NWBT, will be aimed at engaging and empowering community members and organizations in a grassroots movement to grow the sport.

    The Rebound follows the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team, in their quest for a national title, despite the teams dwindling resources. Three adaptive athletes rally their team towards the title while striving for their own dreams on and off the court.  In a city known for its sports and diversity, the players have an opportunity for second chances, and to win against all odds.

    In order to continue to increase awareness of the importance of wheelchair basketball, it is important for us to partner with The Rebound, said Jim Scherr, NWBA Executive Director. The films title exemplifies the passion and spirit of our athletes. It is fitting to kick off the partnership by premiering the film at the NWBT. The Rebound Team has created an excellent vehicle to provide our membership with an opportunity to create interest for wheelchair basketball across the country, as well as provide a fundraising platform with a turn-key event, like the Rebound Screening we will have in Louisville.

    The NWBT screening will be attended by members of the Miami Heat Wheels, Paralympic athletes and many other notable members of the community. The event will serve as the kickoff to a national screenings tour for The Rebound in partnership with the NWBA in an effort to increase awareness of wheelchair basketball, improve access to adaptive sports opportunities for people of all abilities, and inspire a generation to live beyond their challenges.

    The Rebound is presented by Shaina Koren Cinematography in association with DNA Films and One Day One Cause. The Rebound is directed by Shaina Allen, produced by Mike Esposito, and executive produced by Nick Nanton, and JW Dicks.  For more information on The Rebound please visit www.reboundthefilm.com.

    190 Games; 12 Courts; 4 Days; 5 National Titles

    Colorado Springs, Colo. – The 2017 NWBA National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical draws 95 teams from across the country, making it the largest ever. The National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is the world’s largest single-sport event for athletes with disabilities, and makes its 10th stop in the bluegrass state for the 69th annual edition in Louisville, Ky., March 30-April 2. The Junior Prep, Junior Varsity, and three Adult Divisions (D-I, D-II, D-III) teams will compete for a coveted National Title in the South Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center, which also features the former home of the University of Louisville’s Freedom Hall that has hosted numerous NCAA Final Fours. 

    The Junior Tournament will feature 47 teams competing for National titles in Junior Varsity and Junior Prep classes. The Junior Varsity will also see 15 teams pushing for Junior National Invitational Tournament, that is for teams ranked 17-32. The Junior Prep age group is for athletes 13 years old and younger, while the Junior Varsity athletes are high school age children. The Junior NIT Championship is slated for Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m., while the Junior Prep National title game opens Championship Sunday at 8 a.m. on April 2, with the Junior Varsity following at 10:30 a.m.

    The Adult Divisions will see the return of three separate divisions (D-I, D-II, and D-III), for more competitive parody and three National Championships on the line for 48 teams, 16 per division. The three divisions will compete over four days with six teams advancing to Championship Sunday, with Division I tipping off at 1 p.m., and Division II and Division III immediately following each other.

    The final rankings for the Junior and Adult Divisions has been decided, and the seeds and brackets are now available.

    The Adult D-I tournament seeds needed the final weekend as the defending champion Dallas Wheelchair Mavs secured the No. 1 position, with the New York Rollin’ Knicks coming in at No. 2. The Rogue Valley Scorpions and the Sacramento Rollin’ Kings are the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds, respectively.

    The Nassau Kings earned the No. 1 seed for the 2017 NWBT, with the WASA Bucks from Wisconsin rolling into the No. 2 slot. The DFW Freewheelers solidified the No. 3 seed, with San Antonio ParaSport Spurs pushing up into the No. 4 seed overall.

    The Division III tournament seeds are as follows: 1. LWSRA Hawks; 2. Columbus WC Basketball; 3. Las Vegas Yuccas; and 4. Rancho Renegades.

    The Junior Varsity Division sees the Dallas Junior Mavericks-Blue team warrant the No. 1 seed, and the BlazeSports Junior Hawks in the No. 2 position. The Courage Kenny Junior Rolling Timberwolves and Mary Free Bed Junior Pacers are the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds, respectively.

    The Fairfax Falcons will lead the Junior Prep Tournament as the No. 1 seed, with the Charlotte Junior Hornets-Purple squad securing the No. 2 spot. The BlazeSports Junior Hawks earned the No. 3 seed, with the RHI Junior Racers rounding out the top four.

    The National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will feature a total of 190 games on 12 courts, with a total of 70 games on Thursday, March 30, which start at 10 a.m. Eastern. The second day of games will commence at 8 a.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center, where all divisions will play into placement games, and a variety of showcase events.

    Saturday will start at 8 a.m., with teams playing for third to 16th place in all divisions, and the Junior NIT Championship closing the day at 4 p.m. Eastern. The semi-finals for the Junior Prep, Junior Varsity, and the three Adult Divisions will see the best-of-the-best tip for their chance at a National Title on Sunday.

    Individual tickets are available for the 2017 NWBT presented by ABC Medical. Event tickets sold at the Kentucky Exposition Center will be: $32 for adults for all sessions or $19.00 per day. Children 11-18 will be $12 for all sessions and $10 per day. Children 10 and under are free.

    On March 31-April 2, the NWBA’s Operation Rebound for Veterans will hold an introductory wheelchair basketball clinic at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This year’s program will attract at least 25 veterans from all military branches. The Operation Rebound event will conclude with the veterans playing in a round-robin tournament, alongside the NWBA’s best.

    In addition to the NWBT, the NWBA Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel on Saturday, April 1 at 6 p.m. Eastern. This year’s inductees are: Carson Barnes; Eddie Diggs; Dug Jones; Ron LaBar; and Elma Rodriguez.

    The brackets for the 2017 NWBT can be found by clicking on the appropriate link below:

    2017 Junior Prep Bracket

    2017 Junior NIT Bracket

    2017 Junior Varsity Bracket

    2017 Adult Division I Bracket

    2017 Adult Division II Bracket

    2017 Adult Division III Bracket

     

    Colorado Springs, Colorado – The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) announced Monday that Per4Max Wheelchairs has returned as an official sponsor of the NWBA, including its popular Per4Max Shootout at the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical.

    The 2017 Per4Max Shootout presented by Spinergy Wheels is set to start on Friday, March 31 at the NWBT at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, and the final shootout starting on Saturday, April 1 at 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing C. The event is open to one shooter from each of the NWBT Junior Varsity, Junior NIT and Junior Prep Teams in hopes of winning a Per4Max sport chair with Spinergy Wheels.

    This event is a shooter’s challenge with athletes earning points for baskets made from various locations on the hardwoods. Each location on the floor also provides the shooter with a money ball worth double points. There will be a variety of awards presented throughout the two day Per4Max Shootout.

    In addition, Per4Max will also conduct its annual Per4Max Wheelchair Raffle with all proceeds benefitting the NWBA. Raffle tickets are available starting Wednesday at the NWBT Registration and will be sold throughout the four-day NWBT. The chair will be awarded on Sunday, April 2 after the Junior Varsity National Championship Game.

    Per4Max strives to provide a custom lightweight individually tailored wheelchair that is made in the USA. Per4Max is focused on making wheelchairs for individuals with a disability and active lifestyle. Many athletes from the Paralympic Games gold-medal winning U.S. Men’s and Women’s Teams are outfitted with a Per4Max sport chair.

    “We are excited to have Per4Max return to the NWBA partner line-up and expand their involvement with us and other NWBA sponsors,” said Jim Scherr, NWBA Executive Director. “The Per4Max on-site activation at the NWBT is remarkable in providing NWBA members an experience we hope to grow in the future.”

    As in prior years, Per4Max will be set up for the NWBT with it popular booth for athletes and coaches to get custom fitted for a new chair. Also, if there is a problem with any chairs during the tournament, the Per4Max technicians will be on hand to get you back on the court for any problem encountered. 

    ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NWBA Championship Sunday for the National Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament was a nail biter for the third-place game between the LWSRA Lady Hawks and the Utah Rush, as well as the National Title game between the Dallas Wheelchair Lady Mavs and PossAbilities Shield Maidens. Both games were decided by four points each. 

    The third-place game witnessed the Utah Rush holding a slight lead for the majority of the first half as Alenjandra Ibanez scored 13 points. However, the Utah Rush were forced to go to the bench as starter Josie DeHart picked up three early fouls. The Lady Hawks received a great shooting performance by Zoe Voris as she compiled 19 points for the game. The Lady Hawks played stout defense and protected the boards on the defensive side as they took control of the game in the second half. Voris iced the game for the Lady Hawks with two clutch free throws with eight seconds remaining on the clock, and finished third with a 37-33 victory.

    The 2017 NWBA Women’s National Championship Game featured the Lady Mavericks and PossAbilities Shield Maidens. Led by Courtney Ryan, the Shield Maidens started with an unmatched intensity leading 17-3 midway through the first half. Ryan finished the game with a team high 14 points.

    The Mavericks used the end of the first half and the first portion of the second half going on a 23-9 run to square the score at 26-26. In the second half, the Shield Maidens had to change up their approach on defense with starters Jennifer Poist and Molly Bloom both having four fouls.

    The Mavs' and U.S. Paralympic gold medalist Desiree Miller amassed 10 of her 15 points in the second half to obtain the led for the Mavericks in the second half. The improved shooting by Mavericks in the second half secured the National Championship title, 39-35.

    First Team All-Tournament
    Carlie Cook – LWSRA Lady Hawks
    Lindsey McGlinch – LWSRA Lady Hawks
    Darlene Hunter – Lady Mavericks
    Alenjandra Ibanez – Utah Rush
    Courtney Ryan – PossAbilities Shield Maidens

    Second Team All-Tournament
    Emily Sellenfreund – Lady Mavericks
    Jordan Lee – Lady Mavericks
    Nina Welfle – LWSRA Lady Hawks
    Ana Vargas – PossAbilities Shield Maidens
    Josie DeHart – Utah Rush

    Sportsmanship Award – Marlee Wagstaff – Utah Rush
    Most Improved Player – Zoe Voris – LWSRA Lady Hawks
    Tournament MVP – Desiree Miller – Lady Mavericks

    Tournament Schedule

    Friday, March 17                                                                           

    Lady Mavericks def. LWSRA Lady Hawks 48-40; PossAbilities Shield Maidens def. Utah Rush 42-18; LWSRA  Lady Hawks def. Utah Rush 44-36; Lady Mavericks def. PossAbilities Shield Maidens 47-36                               

    Saturday, March 18                                                        

    PossAbilities Shield Maidens def. LWSRA Lady Hawks 50-18; Lady Mavericks def. Utah Rush 48-30; Lady Mavericks def. Utah Rush 50-31; PossAbilities Shield Maidens def. LWSRA Lady Hawks 58-36                   

    Sunday, March 19                                                                         

    1st - Lady Mavericks def. PossAbilities Shield Maidens, 39-35; 3rd - LWSRA Lady Hawks def. Utah Rush 37-33

    Day Two Recap of 2017 NWWBT

    03/18/2017, 4:45pm CDT
    By NWBA

    Shield Maidens and Lady Mavs set for title game

    ARLINGTON, TEXAS – The 2017 NWBA National Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament had an exciting second day of competition on the campus of University of Texas-Arlington.

    The PossAbilities Shield Maidens and LWSRA Lady Hawks kicked off day two. The hot shooting continued for the Shield Maidens’ Courtney Ryan as she found the basket for 20 points. Ryan was supported by Shield Maidens teammate Jennifer Poist with 12 points. The LWSRA Lady Hawks were faced with early foul trouble with four fouls in the first half by Lindsey McGlinch. The foul trouble limited the lineup options for the LWSRA Lady Hawks with McGlinch, their leading scorer with 10 points, allowing the Shield Maidens to secure a victory, 50-18.

    The last game of round robin play featured the host Lady Mavericks against the Utah Rush. The Lady Mavericks received an astonishing performance from Desiree Miller who accounted for 34 points in the game. Miller scored 18 points in the first half and 16 points in the second half. Even with the shooting performance by Miller and a great full court press by the Mavericks, the Rush kept the game close with a halftime score of 26-17. The Rush looked to Josie DeHart for their offense with 10 points for the game. With the help of Miller and company the Lady Mavericks pulled away in the second half with a final score of 48-30.

    The Lady Mavericks entered bracket play as the #1 seed with a 3-0 record from round robin play. The Mavericks faced off against the Utah Rush, who finished 0-3 in round robin play. The Mavericks started fast and with good team ball involving all five starters. The Mavericks secured a 51-31 win against the Rush. The scoring leaders for the Mavericks were Mackenzie Soldan with 12 points and Desiree Miller with 10 points. The scoring leader for the Rush was Alejandra Ibanez with 8 points.

    The PossAbilities Shield Maidens and the LWSRA Lady Hawks played in the No. 2 versus No. 3 seed game. The Shield Maidens got 14 points from both Courtney Ryan and Ana Vargas. The LWSRA Lady Hawks were led on offense by Zoe Voris with 14 points. The final scored of the game was 58-36 in favor of the Shield Maidens.

    The LWSRA Lady Hawks and Utah Rush will start play tomorrow at 9 a.m. Central for third place. The Lady Mavericks and PossAbilities Shield Maidens will play for the 2017 National Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Championship at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

    Check the NWBA Facebook page for photos and tournament updates. Daily news articles will also be posted on the NWBA website. Click on the link below to watch games via live stream.

    Day One Recap of 2017 NWWBT

    03/17/2017, 7:15pm CDT
    By NWBA

    ARLINGTON, TX - The first day of competition is in the books for the 2017 NWBA National Women's Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Games today featured some fierce play by all teams.

    The first game of the day was the Lady Mavericks against the LWSRA Lady Hawks. The Mavericks looked for contributions  on offense from Desiree Miller with 10 points and Emily Seelenfreud with 10 points. The Lady Mavericks led the entire game, finishing with a final score of 49-40.

    The second matchup today was the PossAbilities Shield Maidens versus the Utah Rush. The Shield Maidens had a stellar performance from Courtney Ryan with 16 points. The Shield Maidens played strong and aggressive capturing the game 42-18.

    An evenly matched third game paired the Utah Rush with the LWSRA Lady Hawks. Current U.S. Women’s National Team members led their respective teams offensively, for the Utah Rush Josie Dehart scored 17 points and for the LWSRA Lady Hawks Zoe Voris scored 16 points. The Hawks captured their first victory of the tournament with a score of 44-36.

    The last game of the day was a physical and spirited game with the Lady Mavericks against the PossAbilities Shield Maidens. The Shield Maidens worked to stay within striking distance of the Lady Mavericks, though the sound defense of the Mavericks was too much as they secured a 44-36 victory. The Mavericks were led by Desiree Miller with 14 points and the Shield Maidens by Courtney Ryan with 14 points.

    Round robin play will finish Saturday with the PossAbilities Shield Maidens vs. LWSRA Lady Hawks at 9:00 AM CST and the Utah Rush vs. Lady Mavericks at 11:00 AM CST. Bracket play will start tomorrow following round robin play.

    Check the NWBA Facebook page for photos and tournament updates. Daily news articles will also be posted on the NWBA website. Click on the link below to watch games via live stream.

    2017 NWBA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    03/16/2017, 10:15pm CDT
    By NWBA

    Carson Barnes; Eddie Diggs; Dug Jones, Ron LaBar; Alma Rodriguez

    The NWBA Hall of Fame class of 2017 is announced Friday by the NWBA Hall of Fame Committee. The 2017 inductees are a group of five individuals, who made their name staples in the wheelchair basketball community. This year’s inductees include: Carson Barnes of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Eddie Diggs of Baltimore, Maryland; Dug Jones of Gainesville, Florida; Ron Labar of Heath, Texas; and Alma Delia Rodriguez of Huntington Park, California. 

    Carson Barnes, Chattanooga Big Wheels, Player

    Barnes came onto the scene at the early age of 14, and was considered one of the most feared players in the Southern Conference and then on the national level. This was before the Junior Division, and Barnes was a starter as a teenager. The Big Wheels team was in one of the toughest regions during Barnes playing days and faced the Nashville Wheelcats and Music City. He was an offensive sensation who contributed 20-plus points most of the time. He was superb as an outside shooter and unbelievably accurate inside the paint. Many athletes had a tough time guarding Barnes and earned the name of Mr. Pick and Roll.

    What distinguishes Barnes from others was his ability maneuver the old E&J premier wheelchair (45 lbs.) with leg braces for his polio. Several players stated he was one of the hardest to defend because of his speed and quick turns. Throughout his career, Barnes earned numerous Invitational All-Tournament Teams, MVP awards, sportsmanship honors. He was consistently an All-American and has numerous National Tournament accolades. He last played in 1993.

    Eddie Diggs, Maryland Ravens, Coach

    Diggs, born with only two fingers on each hand, lives by his belief that disabled individuals can compete in all of life’s activities, contribute to their communities, share in the joys of meeting and succeeding in physical challenges. For 30 years, he volunteered his time promoting wheelchair sports, specifically wheelchair basketball in the Baltimore, Maryland area. He is the president of the Maryland Ravens, a non-profit organization that promotes and/or sponsors wheelchair basketball and disability awareness.

    From 1984-2013, the Maryland Ravens competed in 656 games. Of the 656 games, Diggs coached them to a 486-170 record, capturing the No. 1 ranking in the country twice and winning the D-III National Championship in 2006. In 2007, he was awarded the Bill Duncan “Good Guy” Award, the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Citation and the Governor Martin O’Malley Citation for his work with adaptive sports in Baltimore.

    Dug Jones, Dallas Mavericks, Player, Coach, Administrator

    Jones, presently the Divisional President of the NWBA’s Intercollegiate Division since 2012, enters the Hall of Fame as an individual who served in a variety of roles during his career. His career spanned 20 years, starting in 1982 with the North Florida Renegades. In 1995, Jones won the first of five National Titles as a player. From 2001-2008 he changed gears to coach the Gator Wheels and the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks. As a coach, he won four National Titles for the Mavericks (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007).

    From an administrative perspective, Jones has been involved in a variety of roles that started as serving as the President of the Florida Conference from 1992-1994. He was a member of the NWBA Tournament Selection Committee for 1996-1997. He was also a member of the D-I Executive Committee from 2003-2008.

    Ron LaBar, Dallas Mavericks, Player

    LaBar, a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran from the Vietnam War, received the bronze star for Valor in 1969. He served two tours in Vietnam before losing both legs. From 1976-1978, LaBar played for the now Dallas Mavericks from 1976-1992. His playing days included several turns on the U.S. Men’s National Teams playing in the 1983 ParaPan Am Games where the team earned gold, and the 1986 Australia Gold Cup with Team USA winning gold again. In his final year of play, LaBar led the Mavericks through the Regional Championships scoring 25 points for the title. He also won two World Championships for the United States.

    Following his playing days, LaBar shifted gears to the sidelines, leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NWBA’s National Title in 2010, where the Mavs held off Atlanta’s Shepherd Stealers, to punctuate a perfect 31-0 record, and clinching the Mavs ninth National Championships. The winning continued into 2011 and 2012 with LaBar keeping the Mavs on top of NWBA for two more National titles.

    Alma Delia Rodriguez, U.S. Women’s National Team, Athlete

    Rodriguez came onto the wheelchair basketball scene in 1980, forging a path for many girls to follow as she played in three Paralympic Games (1992 and 2000 for the United States; 2008 for Mexico). Over her 37 year career, she helped the Southern California Sunrise win five Women’s National Championships; a third-place finish in the NWBA Championship Division; two USA Gold Cup Teams; and two ParaPan Am Games.

    Rodriguez dominated the hardwoods nationally and recognized with selection to All-Tournament Teams, and Most Valuable Player Awards. She was selected to represent Team USA on six Women’s National Teams. Following her playing days, she turned her focus to coaching, giving back to the sport by sharing her skills and knowledge. She has coached the PossAbilities Shield Maiden Women’s Team since 2015. She is also an assistant coach for the Boyle Heights Kodiaks Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team.

    The 2017 NWBA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies will be held at the Crowne Plaza Airport in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, April 1, starting at 6 p.m. EST. The annual NWBA Hall of Fame Induction is held in conjunction with the 2017 NWBA National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical, set for March 30-April 2.

    For more information on the 2017 NWBA Hall of Fame ceremonies, contact NWBA Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson Frank T. Burns by clicking here.

    ARLINGTON, TEXAS - The 2017 NWBA Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament kicks off Friday, March 17, at the University of Texas-Arlington. The tournament features four teams from the Women's Division and 10 total games.

    The host team, the Lady Mavericks, will be led by U.S. Paralympic gold medalist Darlene Hunter of Commerce Township, Michigan, and Desiree Miller of Monroe, Washington. Miller captured the 2016 NWWBT National Championship while playing for the WASA Bucks - Women (WI).

    The PossAbilities Shield Maidens return to this tournament as fourth-place finishers in the 2016 NWWBT. The Shield Maidens are led by U.S. Paralympic gold medalist Jennifer Poist of McSherrystown, PA and member of the 2014 U.S. Women's World Championship team Courtney Ryan of San Diego, California.

    The LWSRA Lady Hawks look to improve on a sixth-place finish at this event last season. The Hawks will be led by current U.S. Women's National Team member Zoe Voris of Crown Point, Indiana.

    The Utah Rush, a new team to the Women's Division for the 2016-17 season, is a roster combined of junior players from the Utah Rush - Varsity and players from the former Denver Lady Nuggets.

    The venue for the three-day event is the Physical Education Building on campus, 801 Greek Row Dr., Arlington, TX 76013. 

    Check the NWBA Facebook page for photos and tournament updates. Daily news articles will also be posted on the NWBA website. Click on the link below to watch games via live stream.

    The brackets are set for the Prep, Varsity and NIT for the Junior Division at the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical. The seeds for the brackets were determined by the March Rankings provided by the Junior Division Executive Committee.

    The 2017 NWBT presented by ABC Medical will feature a total of 48 teams from the NWBA Adult Division and 48 teams from the NWBA Junior Division. For more information on the 2017 NWBT visit www.nwba.org/2017nwbt

    WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN – The University of Texas at Arlington Men’s wheelchair team won the 2017 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Saturday outlasting the defending National Champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 76-52. The University of Alabama Women’s team upended the 2016 Women’s National Champion University of Texas at Arlington, 57-48. 

    The UTA men put in a team effort with five athletes scoring double digits to reclaim the National Championship trophy for the first time since 2006. Leading the Mavs was sophomore Adryan Powell with 22 points and 8 rebounds, who was also named the player of the game. Freshmen Clarence McCarthy-Grogan and Matt Grashen put up 13 and 12 points each, respectively. Junior Ian Pierson had a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists.

    For the Warhawks, Christian Seidel scored a team high 16 points, with Guthrie Lindquist scoring 14 points.

    Arrin Young of the University of Alabama paced the Tide to their fifth National Championship by contributing 22 points and 7 rebounds. Barbara Gross put up 20 points with Rosalie Lalonde scoring 12 points in their winning effort over the University of Texas at Arlington, 57-48. Gross was named MVP for the National Championships. 

    The UTA women were paced by a pair of 2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalists Rose Hollermann and Abigail Dunkin, who scored 14 points and 12 points, respectively. Hollermann was active on both ends of the court as she tabulated 9 assists and 8 rebounds. Morgan Wood scored 13 points.

    2017 NIWBT Men’s National Championships Final Placement

    1st – University of Texas at Arlington

    2nd – University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

    3rd – University of Alabama def. University of Illinois, 59-49

    5th – University of Missouri def. Southwest Minnesota State University, 58-49

    7th – Edinboro University def. Auburn University, 52-34

    9th – University of Nebraska-Omaha

    2017 NIWBT Women’s National Championships Final Placement

    1st – University of Alabama

    2nd – University of Texas at Arlington

    3rd – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater def. University of Illinois, 54-25

     

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