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Americas Cup Roster Selected for 2022 Toyota Team USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

By NWBA, 06/11/22, 8:00PM CDT


Six Paralympic Medalist Solidify Roster

COLORADO SRINGS, CO – The National Wheelchair Basketball Association and U.S. Women's Head Coach, Christina Schwab, the final roster for the 2022 Toyota Team USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team for the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Americas Cup. This selection was made at the conclusion of the 2022 Toyota Team USA Women’s Selection Camp hosted June 9-11 at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. 

Christina Schwab, U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach, gives her thoughts on selection camp, “My staff and I have seen tremendous growth and development with the level of play by the athletes during this selection camp. We have continued to work on team concepts and building an on-court relationship between all of the athletes playing together.”

This final roster will attend the 2022 IWBF America's Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 9-19, 2022. The 2022 America's Cup, hosted by IWBF Americas, will serve as the qualifier for the 2022 IWBF World Championships taking place November 16-27, 2022, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For the women's division of 2022 America's Cup there will be eight teams competing for one of the three team spots available for the IWBF World Championships.

Schwab offers comment on the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2022 Americas Cup, “We have a great group of athletes we are taking to Brazil. The roster includes a balance of experience, which includes a group of five players that will gain their first international experience.”

The final roster includes six Paralympians, all which are coming off a bronze medal performance at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The roster will include five athletes making their debut on a U.S. roster. Though young in age the roster does bolster international playing experience at both the Senior and Under 25 National Team levels. 

Rose Hollermann (Elysian, MN) is the veteran on the roster and has been a member of the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Paralympic teams, winning gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and bronze medal at the most recent 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Hollermann has vast experience on U.S. rosters for Americas Cup, Parapan American Games, World Championships (both Senior & Under 25) and other IWBF competitions. Hollermann currently plays professionally in Spain, is changing teams next season and will be playing in Germany. 

Bailey Moody (Alpharetta, GA) and Lindsey Zurbrugg (Portland, OR) join the roster as they look to replicate a podium finish at the  Americas Cup with a silver medal in 2017 in Cali, Colombia. As teammates they won a silver medal at the 2019 Lima Parapan American Games. Most recently they were contributing members of the roster at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics that captured a bronze medal.

Chicago natives Ixhelt Gonzalez (Chicago, Illinois) and Zoe Voris (Chicago, Illinois) make their third straight final roster together. Voris was a member of the 2017 IWBF Americas Cup silver medal team and Gonzalez was a member of the 2018 IWBF World Championship team. Both Voris and Gonzalez's most recent accomplishment was on the bronze medal winning team from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Abigail Bauleke (Savage, MI) returns to the roster after securing a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Bauleke also brings in gold medal experience from the 2019 IWBF U25 World Championships. 

Josie DeHart (Fruita, Colorado) makes her first final roster for the U.S. Women's Senior National Team.  DeHart is currently playing professionally in Germany on the ING Skywheelers. DeHart made the initial selections for the U.S. Women’s roster in 2017 and was an alternate for the U.S. Women’s roster for the 2018 IWBF World Championships.

Emily Oberst (Brookfield, Wisconsin) selection to the roster will make this her third time on a U.S. Women’s team. Oberst was a member of the squad for the 2017 IWBF Americas Cup and 2018 IWBF World Championships. Oberst had a playing career at the University of Alabama and University of Illinois-Champaign within the Intercollegiate Division of the NWBA.

Making their first U.S. roster are Mandy Willmore (Rock Springs, WI), Ranley Clayton (Alexander City, AL), Abby Farrell (Colorado Springs, CO), and Quinn Meyer (Austin, TX). Both Farrell and Clayton recently finished their NWBA Intercollegiate Division season at University of Illinois-Champaign. Clayton had previously played wheelchair basketball at University of Auburn. Willmore recently finished her first season playing at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Meyer is a member of the ATX in the Junior Division – Varsity and Lady Mavericks in the Women’s Division.

Also joining Head Coach Christina Schwab on the sidelines will be:

- Assistant Coach Desiree Miller of Monroe, Washington

- Assistant Coach Ryan Hynes of Germantown, Wisconsin

- Assistant Coach Eve Hampton of Seattle, Washington

- Team Leader Nikki Campbell of Clancy, Montana

- Athletic Trainer Jennifer Kingsby of San Jose, California

Assisting in preparations as part of the extended staff are:

- Strength and Conditioning Coach Katie McClosky of Houston, Texas

- Nutritionist Sally Baumann of Greater Brisbane, Australia

The U.S. Women's first game at the Americas Cup is 5:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, July 13, versus Chile. This will be the first of three pool play games prior to cross over games start. For more information and completed event schedule for the Americas Cup visit our recent announcement HERE.

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