Warhawks win Paralympic medals

September 10, 2012


PHOTO: Mareike Adermann of Germany shoots during the women's wheelchair basketball semifinal vs. the Netherlands on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. Photo courtesy London2012.com.

Mareike Adermann, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater junior, led her team to the top of the wheelchair basketball world in London on Friday. Adermann and her German teammates defeated Australia 58-44 in the women's Paralympic gold medal game. She led all players in points (19) and rebounds (5).

Her Warhawk teammates, playing for the United States, put on a strong effort throughout the tournament, but lost in the bronze medal game against the Netherlands by a score of 71-47.

Desiree Miller

PHOTO: Desiree Miller of the United States competes with Yanhua Li of China for the ball during the women's wheelchair basketball preliminary match on Day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Basketball Arena. Photo courtesy London2012.com.

The United States men's wheelchair team medaled for the first time since 2000. Led by six Warhawks, they defeated host Great Britain 61-46 in the bronze medal game on Saturday. Alumnus Joe Chambers '10 was among the top scorers with 12 points.


PHOTO: The United States' Joseph Chambers reaches for the ball during Saturday's bronze medal wheelchair basketball game vs. Great Britain. Photo courtesy Getty Images.


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Warhawk Paralympians


  Mareike Adermann, junior

  Andre Bienek, senior

  Sarah Binsfeld, senior

  Desiree Miller, graduate

  Becca Murray, junior



  Eric Barber '95

  Joe Chambers '10

  Nate Hinze '11

  Joey Johnson '09

  Mel Juette '92 (coach)

  Jeremy Lade '05

  Ian Lynch '07

  Matt Scott



  Tom Colwell (coach)

  Dan Price (coach)


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