Reuniting as Warhawks

With players from the United States, Germany and Israel, the UW-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball team is infused with international talent. That experience will be tested as these defending national champions compete for another title.

Photography by CRAIG SCHREINER

Paralympian Mareike Adermann, whose German team won gold in London in 2012, practices with her fellow Warhawks in the Williams Center.
Paralympian Mareike Adermann, whose German team won gold in London in 2012, practices with her fellow Warhawks in the Williams Center.
Paralympian Desiree Miller, left, who played for team USA, shoots during a practice of the UW-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball team.
Paralympian Desiree Miller, left, who played for team USA, shoots during a practice of the UW-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball team.

UW-Whitewater's reputation for successful wheelchair athletics does not go unnoticed on the world stage.

"It's why athletes like me choose to come all the way from Germany. I think that so many of our athletes [were] on Paralympic teams simply shows the great work and progress that is being done in Whitewater," said Mareike Adermann, senior. "It goes along with both teams winning national championships this year. Whitewater is one of the best places to be for this sport."

The first test of this season will be a home tournament Nov. 16-17 at Kachel Fieldhouse.

Tough and agile.
Tough and agile.

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