7 wheelchair racers in the middle of a race

Disability Resources & Educational Services

Women's Wheelchair Basketball

Coach highlight: Stephanie Wheeler

Stephanie Wheeler in wheelchair getting award

Stephanie began coaching the women's wheelchair basketball team in the Fall of 2009. Before beginning her coaching career, she was a member of the Illinois Women's Wheelchair basketball team from 1999-2004, winning 3 national championships. She was also a member of the USA Women's National Team from 2001-2010, winning gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games, silver medals at the 2002 and 2006 World Championships, and a gold medal at the 2010 World Championships (team co-captain). Most recently, she was named the Head Coach for the USA Under 25 Women's National Team. In the summer of 2011 at the inaugural Under 25 Women's World Championship, the team brought home the gold medal.

Women's Team 2021-2022

8 women in wheelchairs in basketball uniforms

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair crossing her arms, with text reading Ruby Elbert, #21, Baltimore, MD, Sophomore, general studies

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair leaning forward, with text reading Abby Farrell, #20, Colorado Springs, CO, Senior, Communications

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair leaning forward, with text reading Ali Ibanez, #12, Murray, UT, Junior, Graphic design

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair with arms crossed, with text reading Jordan Lee, #34, Grand Prairie, TX, Senior, psychology

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair with arms crossed, with text reading Riley Ljungdahl, #22, Longmont, CO, Sophomore, global studies

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair holding basketball, with text reading Marlee Wagstaff, #11, Salt Lake City, Junior, Kinesiology

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair holding basketball, with text reading Marlee Wagstaff, #10, Salt Lake City, UT, Junior, sociology

woman in Illinois basketball uniform in wheelchair holding basketball, with text reading Erica Wilson, #23, Childersburg, AL, Senior, kinesiology

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