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    2019-2020 Classification Courses Available

    10/10/2019, 5:45pm CDT
    By Rebekah Markovitz

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - For the 2019-20 season the National Wheelchair Basketball Association will be offering training courses to become certified as a Regional Classifier in the NWBA functional classification system. A course will be held at Auburn University on November 8-10 and another course will be held at Akron University on November 2-3.  

     The NWBA and Classification Committee invite trainers, coaches, sports administrators, physical therapists, medical professionals and anyone interested in becoming a NWBA certified classifier to attend a training course. The courses will also provide current NWBA Regional Classifiers the opportunity to test to become a NWBA National Classifier (must have served as Regional Classifier for two NWBA events). 

    Spots are limited for the training courses and filled on a first come first serve basis. 

    Details: 

    Auburn Course

    - Meeting location: Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum at Auburn University (650 Biggio Drive, Auburn, AL 36849)

    - Registration deadline: Saturday, October 26th 2019

    Akron Course

    - Meeting location: University of Akron Recreation Center (450 Carroll Street, Akron, OH)

    Registration deadline: Saturday, October 26th 2019

    If you can not attend the entire session then you cannot take the test. 

     The registration fee for each training course is $100.00. The fee covers class material/training and lunches. Completed registration forms should be sent to Robb Taylor at rjt0012@auburn.edu for the Auburn course and Tim Fox at timfox@nwba.org for the Akron course prior to the registration deadline. 

    The registration forms for the training courses are below for your convenience. 

     

    2019-2020 Classification Courses Available

    10/10/2019, 5:45pm CDT
    By Rebekah Markovitz

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - For the 2019-20 season the National Wheelchair Basketball Association will be offering training courses to become certified as a Regional Classifier in the NWBA functional classification system. A course will be held at Auburn University on November 8-10 and another course will be held at Akron University on November 2-3.  

     The NWBA and Classification Committee invite trainers, coaches, sports administrators, physical therapists, medical professionals and anyone interested in becoming a NWBA certified classifier to attend a training course. The courses will also provide current NWBA Regional Classifiers the opportunity to test to become a NWBA National Classifier (must have served as Regional Classifier for two NWBA events). Spots are limited for the training courses and filled on a first come first serve basis. 

    Details: 

    Auburn Course

    - Meeting location: Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum at Auburn University  (650 Biggio Drive, Auburn, AL 36849)

    - Registration deadline: Saturday, October 26th 2019

    Akron Course

    - Meeting location: University of Akron Recreation Center (450 Carroll Street, Akron, OH)

    - Registration deadline: Saturday, October 26th 2019

    If you can not attend the entire session then you cannot take the test. 

    The registration fee for each training course is $100.00. The fee covers class material/training and lunches. Completed registration forms should be sent to Robb Taylor at rjt0012@auburn.edu for the Auburn course and Tim Fox at timfox@nwba.org for the Akron course prior to the registration deadline. 

    The registration forms for the training courses are below for your convenience. 

    2020 NWBA Adult Division Postseason Timeline

    10/02/2019, 10:45am CDT
    By NWBA Team

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Adult Division Executive Committee, and NWBA national office are excited to announce the postseason timeline and qualification process for the 2020 Toyota National Championship Series for the Adult Division:

     Adult Division I National Championship
    March 12-14; Wichita, KS

    Adult Division II National Championship
    March 12-14; Wichita, KS

     Adult Division III National Championship
    March 12-14; Wichita, KS

    Per the Adult Division Guidelines, Article VI. Post Season Play, Section 1 - National Championships: to be eligible for a national tournament, a team must be in good standing with the NWBA, and

    - Completed a schedule of no less than ten (10) games against other NWBA member teams in Division I, Division II, Division III, Intercollegiate Division, or Women Adult Division           

    NOTE:  Adult Division III teams must play ten (10) games minimum against Adult Division III teams to qualify for postseason.

    The top 16 ranked teams for each level of play in the Adult Division (DI, DII, & DIII) will earn an invite to compete in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. If a team does not accept its bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all Adult Division tournaments are filled.

    The Adult Division Executive Committee and Tournament Ranking Committee shall rank all teams applying for berths in their respective division for the Adult Division National Championships. The following information shall be considered and weighed in determining the rankings:

    1. Win – Loss record. Consideration shall be given to the competitive level of opponents.

    2. Head-to-head competition between teams.

    3. Competition between mutual opponents.

    4. The consistency of a team’s rating in the Coach’s Poll.

    5. Any significant roster changes such as additions and/or deletions of veteran players.

    6. The point spread or margin of victory shall not be considered a factor for the winning team.

    The following is the 2019-20 postseason timeline for the Adult Division teams and national tournaments.

    Games

    - February 9th 10 game minimum for post season must be completed 

    Application

    - January 28th Postseason Application Available

    - February 10th Postseason Application Due

    Invitations

    - February 12th Invites sent to top 16 teams 

    - February 14th Last Day to Accept Bids (48 hours from invitation receipt) 

    Seeds

    March 1st Last Day Games Will Be Considered into Seeds

    - March 3rd Announce Final Seeds

    More information for national tournaments will be provided when available and posted on www.nwba.org 

    Tim Nugent Inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame

    09/23/2019, 12:45pm CDT
    By The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

    U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee announces U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, class of 2019. 12 individuals and one team to be inducted Nov. 1 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. – The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, class of 2019, which will be honored and inducted at an awards dinner Friday, Nov. 1, at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The class of 2019 is comprised of nine individuals, one team, two legends, one coach and one special contributor, and together, represents 12 different sports.

    The inductees include Candace Cable (Para alpine skiing, Para Nordic skiing, Para track and field), Lisa Leslie (basketball), Nastia Liukin (gymnastics), Misty May-Treanor (beach volleyball), Apolo Anton Ohno (short track speedskating), Erin Popovich (Para swimming), Dara Torres (swimming), Chris Waddell (Para alpine skiing, Para track and field), the 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, John Carlos (legend: track and field), Tommie Smith (legend: track and field), Ron O’Brien (coach: diving) and Tim Nugent (special contributor).

    “The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame represents the pinnacle of competitive excellence in our nation, and its inspiring members are champions who have transcended sport through the legacy they leave both on and off the field of play,” said USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland. “It’s an honor to welcome the class of 2019 into this prestigious and celebrated honor roll. We thank them for their impact on sport and society, and for continuing to inspire the next generation of athletes and fans.”

    The class of 2019 has represented the United States at a combined 36 Olympic and Paralympic Games, tallying 79 medals including 43 golds. There are also two new sports or sport disciplines added to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. Ohno is the first short track speedskater to be inducted, while Cable is the first Nordic skier.

    The 13 inductees were determined by a voting process that includes Olympians and Paralympians, members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family, and an online vote open to fans. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame was one of the first national sports halls of fame to include fan voting as part of its selection process, and this year, nearly 200,000 votes were cast at TeamUSA.org/vote.

    This will be the 16th class inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, bringing the total to 154 inductees (individuals and teams). The first class was inducted in 1983. The distinguished class of 2019 includes:

    - Candace Cable (Para alpine skiing, Para Nordic skiing, Para track and field – 1980, 1988, 1992, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006): Nine-time Paralympian in three sports; first U.S. woman to win medals in both the Summer and the Winter Paralympic Games; 12 medals total, including eight golds; 84 career first-place marathon finishes

    - Lisa Leslie (basketball – 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008): Four-time Olympic champion; owns 10 U.S. Olympic women’s records, including single-game scoring (35 points) and field-goals made (16); only second basketball player ever to win four Olympic gold medals, after hall of fame member Teresa Edwards; three-time WNBA MVP and two-time WNBA champion

    - Nastia Liukin (gymnastics – 2008): Five-time Olympic medalist at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, most of any gymnast from any country in 2008; claimed gold in the women’s all-around; her five medals tie hall of famer Shannon Miller and Simone Biles as the most won by a U.S. gymnast at a single Games; nine-time world championship medalist with four golds

    - Misty May-Treanor (beach volleyball – 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012): Along with former partner Kerri Walsh Jennings, is the only three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion; Most Outstanding Player at 2004 and 2008 Games; three-time FIVB world champion; finished career with then-record of 112 wins; International Volleyball Hall of Fame member

    - Apolo Anton Ohno (short track speedskating – 2002, 2006, 2010): Eight-time Olympic medalist; most decorated winter Olympian in U.S. history; three-time Olympian; 21 world championship medals, including eight golds; 12-time national champion

    - Erin Popovich (Para swimming – 2000, 2004, 2008): Three-time Paralympian and 19-time medalist, including 14 golds; won seven golds in seven races, setting three world records and four Paralympic Games records at Athens 2004; two-time winner of the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability

    - Dara Torres (swimming – 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008): Twelve-time Olympic medalist; tied for most decorated female swimmer in history; first American to swim at five Olympics; at 41, set three American records en route to three silver medals at Beijing 2008; 16-time national champion

    - Chris Waddell (Para alpine skiing, Para track and field – 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004): Seven-time Paralympian and 13-time medalist in alpine skiing (12) and track and field (one); most decorated male monoskier in U.S. history; three-time alpine world champion; 32-time national champion

    - 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team: Won the first-ever Olympic gold medal awarded in women's ice hockey; finished the Games with a 6-0-0 record, outscoring its opponents 36-8; inspired thousands of American girls and women to play ice hockey, from 28,000 in 1998 to 80,000 today

    - John Carlos (legend: track and field – 1968): Captured bronze in the 200-meter at the Mexico City 1968 Games; tied the world record of 9.1 seconds in the 100-yard at the West Coast Relays in 1969; three-time world record holder; 1967 Pan American Games champion in the 200-meter; courageously stood up for racial equality during the civil rights movement

    - Tommie Smith (legend: track and field – 1968): Captured gold in the 200-meter at the Mexico City 1968 Games; finished in 19.83 seconds, setting the world record and making him the first athlete to break the 20-second barrier legally; held 13 world records throughout career, 11 simultaneously; courageously stood up for racial equality during the civil rights movement

    - Ron O’Brien (coach: diving): Coached the U.S. Olympic diving team at six straight Olympic Games between 1968-1988; his divers won 154 gold, 90 silver and 78 bronze medals in major Olympic, world, national, NCAA and Big Ten Conference diving championships in his first 25 years of coaching; all 12 U.S. diving individual national titles were won by his divers in 1988; inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame

    - Tim Nugent (special contributor): Creator of the Division of Disability Resources and Services program at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, a program that has produced hundreds of Paralympic medalists; served as the first commissioner of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association; helped change perceptions of people with disabilities and was a pioneer for accessibility

    The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Nov. 1 in conjunction with the all-alumni U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Reunion. The ceremony will be hosted by NBC’s Jimmy Roberts and will feature more than 200 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic alumni, including several current members of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. Total attendance is expected to near 500. Red-carpet arrivals, interviews and the induction awards dinner at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center will be open to the media and interested media can register here. Additional information will be available in October.

    “On behalf of USOPA, congratulations to the class of 2019, and welcome to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame – a deserving home for such decorated luminaries,” said Dick Fosbury, U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association president and hall of fame member. “These remarkable athletes and individuals have inspired a nation and helped advance the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States. The all-alumni reunion and induction ceremony this fall will be tremendous celebrations of sport and humanity.”

    Visit 
    TeamUSA.org/HallOfFame to explore the history and achievements of all 154 hall of fame members.

     

    About the USOPC
    Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. The USOPC is focused on protecting, supporting and empowering America’s athletes, and is responsible for fielding U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and serving as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the U.S. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.

    About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame
    The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame was established in 1979 to celebrate the achievements of America's premier athletes at the Games. The first U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame class was inducted in 1983 during a ceremony in Chicago and included Olympic greats such as Muhammad Ali, Bob Beamon, Peggy Fleming, Al Oerter, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Mark Spitz, Jim Thorpe and the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" men’s hockey team.

    *This is a direct copy of the press release from the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

    Junior Rodriguez Appointed Women's Division Commissioner

    09/20/2019, 9:00am CDT
    By Will Waller

    We are very excited to share with you the recent appointment of Junior Rodriguez as the Women’s Division Commissioner. Rodriguez has been an active supporter of the Adult Division Executive Committee, and a member of the Adult Division II Ranking Committee and NWBT Working Group. His involvement in various leadership roles has evolved over the last five years. The Women’s Division Commissioner role has historically been a part of Buddy Barnes’ responsibility as the Commissioner of the Adult Division.

    Darlene Hunter, Chair of Women’s Division, said: “Buddy has been a committed Commissioner during the interim period he’s served in this role, and who has added a lot of value, but the Women’s Division is at a point where we will benefit from a dedicated Commissioner. Junior has been actively involved in the Women’s Division over the last several years, including Women’s Nationals, and we are excited to have him join the leadership team in a formal capacity as we focus on sustaining our growth.”

    Rodriguez, a retired Navy Corpsman, is a volunteer with the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, a transitional housing unit for returning veterans. In addition to his full-time responsibilities with Freedom Station, Rodriguez is the Assistant Program Director of the San Diego Wolfpack, an Adult Division I team.

    Tim Fox, President of the NWBA said: “I worked with Junior as a member of the Adult Division Executive Committee. He is a true team player who always raised his hand when the team needed it. I’m excited for Junior to partner with Darlene and the Women’s Division Leadership to support their priorities, while expanding his impact on the sport of wheelchair basketball.”

    Buddy Barnes will continue to be the Commissioner of the Adult Division, the NWBA’s largest division with the most NWBA Members. “With the scope and volume of priorities in the Adult Division, this will create more space for Buddy to continue to leave his imprint on the organization. I want to thank Buddy for his ongoing commitment to the NWBA and his support of this growth opportunity for Junior," added Fox.

    Please feel free to click here to view all members of the Women's Division Executive Committee. 

    USA Men Win Gold at the Parapan American Games

    08/31/2019, 10:30pm CDT
    By Will Waller

    LIMA, PERU – USA Men capture the gold medal at the 2019 ParaPan American Games with stifling defense.

    Team USA came out very hot in the first five minutes of the first quarter. Mikey Paye (Gross Pointe, MI), co-captain of the team, stated the importance of this as someone in a leadership role.

    “We knew we had to come out and be really aggressive. It’s important for the captains to come out and lead by example,” he said.  

    Co-Captains, Paye and Steve Serio (Westbury, NY) contributed 11 of USA’s 18 points in the first quarter. Paye hit three of four from the wings to help establish momentum for the team. USA had crisp ball movement from side to side, which created space for the shooters to get off their shots.

    Canada briefly closed the gap, capitalizing on an errant pass and an offensive foul on consecutive plays at the three-minute mark. Overall, Canada faced suffocating defense at the hands of Team USA. This led to an anemic shooting percentage in the opening quarter (4/15), which was a prelude of the ensuing quarters. All credit goes to the Americans for forcing unrelenting pressure on Canada.

    USA Head Coach Ron Lykins (Columbia, MO) feels his team played smart against Pat Anderson.  “We’ve seen Pat take over games in the past, and if Canada was going to have a strong performance, we wanted to make sure that somebody else beat us. I felt our guys played him with great intensity, but they also played very smart,” he said.

    This could be said for both Anderson and Nik Goncin. USA would use frenetic communications and obsessive chair control to limit their scoring to 14 points on 5 of 18 in the first half.

    Offensively, the depth of USA would be on full display. Jake Williams (Milwaukee, WI), Matt Scott (Detroit, MI) and Josh Turek (Council Bluffs, IA) would combine for 11 of the team’s 17 points in second quarter, which extended the lead to 35-23 to end the half. Turek lead USA in scoring with 18 total points for the game.

    Scott emphasizes his role on the team as someone who brings energy to his play. “I know my role, I’m an energy guy, I want to come in and give the best energy I can and provide some defensive stops. I also want to give the same energy on offense,” he said.

    The second half would prove to be much the same. After each team went back and forth for the first three and a half minutes, Anderson would commit his fourth foul of the game, leading to a David Eng substitution. At this point, Turek and Scott would partner on a back-breaking three-and-a-half-minute stretch where USA would rattle off a 17-2 run. It was Nik Goncin of Canada who stopped the run by hitting a two just inside the three-point line. Scott, never one to be outdone, came right back on the next possession and rolled into and hit an exquisite three- pointer.

    By this point, the damage had been done and the game was out of reach for Canada. This tournament for Team USA, en route to their third consecutive ParaPan American Gold Medal, was about a team brand of basketball vs. individual excellence. The team ranked in the top two in most team related statistical categories (field goal percentage, assists, rebounds, points against). Conversely, no individual on the squad would make it in the top two of any individual statistical category. Moral of the story: this team was incredibly unselfish, placing team goals above all else.

    As for the process moving forward, Scott said: “I will treat this one [Tokyo] like I don’t have another Paralympics left in me. I will be training as hard as I possibly can, and I know we will be holding each other accountable. We will be ready for Tokyo.”

    Outcomes like the men’s gold and the women’s silver are not possible without the support of their respective staffs, our Sponsors and the USOPC. We are grateful for the incredible support we have from everyone involved in the process.

     

     

    Rose Hollermann Named U.S. Flag Bearer for Parapan Closing Ceremony

    08/31/2019, 1:30pm CDT
    By The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

    LIMA, PERU – Rose Hollermann (Elysian, Minnesota) of the U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team was selected as the U.S. flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the Parapan American Games Lima 2019. Hollermann was chosen to receive the honor by fellow Team USA members.

    “The Parapan Games have always been really special to me because it's where I started my international career back in 2011,” Hollermann said. “I am filled with pride and honor that I have been granted the responsibility to carry our flag in. There's nothing better than being able to represent my family, team and country.”

    While competing in Lima, Hollermann was in the top five of the tournament for points, rebounds and assists. Yet one of the biggest plays for the Parapan silver medalist was off the court. The women’s team hosted a clinic with local athletes on Aug. 25, and Hollermann gifted a local Peruvian athlete her old basketball chair. The recipient was moved to tears when Hollermann surprised her with the gift.

    Hollermann made her Paralympic debut in London in 2012 as the youngest member of the women's basketball team at only 15 years old. She went on to become a Paralympic gold medalist in Rio in 2016. She is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington where she played collegiately.

    The 2019 Parapan American Games began on Aug. 23 and conclude on Sept. 1 in Lima. The Games included more than 1,890 athletes from 33 nations participating in 17 sports and 18 disciplines. Team USA includes 257 athletes, including six guides and pilots, who have competed in 16 sports.

    For more information on Team USA at the 2019 U.S. Parapan American Games, visit TeamUSA.org/Parapan2019 and on Team USA’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    *Article courtesy of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

    USA Women Win Silver in Close Match

    08/31/2019, 11:30am CDT
    By Will Waller

    LIMA, PERU – The USA Women were unable to comeback against Canada in the 2019 ParaPan American Games and go home with silver and qualify for Tokyo 2020. Kathleen Dandeneau for Team Canada delivers triple-double to lead Canada to Gold (67-64). 

    The Friday night match-up was like a heavy weight battle with the two top teams in the tournament who cruised to the final. This battle comprised of 24 women, most of whom have competed in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) and who have been impact players on their Collegiate, Women’s, or Adult Division teams. The USA and Canada programs are examples of what it means to develop a strong pipeline and tonight’s game was a return on that investment.

    USA would start the game with a balanced scoring attack with Becca Murray (Germantown, WI) and Lindsay Zurbrugg (Portland, OR) continuing their hot shooting from mid-range. Both of these undefeated teams would go on a series of runs, yet USA maintained their lead in the first quarter to go into the intermission with a five-point lead (16-11).

    In the second quarter, Canada created their own momentum with their defense. They disrupted the Americans’ sets by putting pressure on their chairs, especially in the half court. The Canadians forced Team USA out of their range and began contesting their passes more aggressively. When USA was able to get into their set, the ball swings were cleaner, leading to better looks at the basket.

    Their two markswomen would lead the squad with 12 each in the first half. For Canada, it was Arinn Young and Dandeneau who would each take a turn assisting the other in the final two minutes of the second quarter. Dandeneau would hit a free throw on an ‘And 1’ to take the lead briefly for Canada. Lindsay Zurbrugg would answer with another 15-footer to close the half, helping USA regain the lead 32-31.

    Courtney Ryan (San Diego, CA) carried the bulk of the load for the Americans in the third quarter. While the Canadians were busy sending help to the wings to limit Murray and Zurbrugg’s shots, Ryan was repeatedly left open at the free throw area. Courtney had ice-water in her veins, sinking an impressive five of five from the field and scoring ten of USA’s third quarter points.

    Becca Murray commented on how well her teammates stepped up. “We have a lot of different threats. It’s just amazing what we’ve come to accomplish, coming together,” she said. “We’re each used to our own roles with our local teams, but to come together and perform our roles for Team USA, everyone’s done a great job.”

    After a third quarter that saw several ties and lead changes, Team USA was up 52-47 going into the fourth. Canada continued their tough defense and had its stars make more big plays down the stretch, including a three-pointer from Arinn ‘Juice’ Young early in the fourth quarter. This would give Canada the momentum, which would later force Head Coach Trooper Johnson (San Lorenzo, CA) to use two timeouts in the last five minutes. Johnson had his team start fouling, putting the Canadians on the free throw line and preserving time on the clock.

    This tactic gave the Americans a chance, and it was Zurbrugg that helped keep USA close, converting two free throws after a foul, and then another field goal with under three minutes left in regulation.

    Becca Murray and Kathleen Dandeneau would exchange baskets before the Americans’ last opportunity. In transition with under ten seconds on the clock, Canada’s defense extended on USA’s top scorer, Murray. Murray passed the ball to Zurbrugg who rolled into a perfect catch and release three. The ball made a full revolution around the rim before rolling out as the buzzer sounded. 

    Coach Johnson is proud of Zurbrugg’s effort. “I’m so excited about her potential as a USA basketball player for an extended period of time,” he said. “For her entire team to have the confidence in her that they do, and for her to step up the way she did in this tournament speaks volumes for what she can do down the road.”

    Co-Captain, Becca Murray reflected on the team’s progression. “This is a process of meshing our veterans and less experienced players,” she said. “Our main goal was to qualify for Tokyo, and now we can continue to work on gelling further. Even though we didn’t get the result we wanted here, we should be proud of where we are in the process.”

    This Women’s Team gave the entire NWBA something to be proud of, and a reason to be excited looking ahead to Tokyo. They displayed grit, hustle and teamwork on behalf of the Association.

     

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