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Wheelchair Athletics

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Founded in 1973

Our program includes a men's and a women's intercollegiate wheelchair basketball team competing at the highest level and featuring many current, past and future Paralympic athletes and coaches. We aim to provide opportunities to all by offering an Intramural Wheelchair Basketball and an Intramural Wheelchair Football program. In addition, we aim to provide opportunities to all by offering an Intramural Wheelchair Basketball and an Intramural Wheelchair Football program. Our facilities include a fully adapted weight room, many basketball chairs and hand-cycles, a multipurpose gym and much more provided by the university.

Got Plans This Summer?

During the summer, we host a camp for wheelchair basketball athletes or prospects at the age of 8-18 to provide them with four days of instructed opportunities to learn and play the sport they love or want to get to know.

Working Together To Make Change

We also founded Cornerstones for Success, which is a unique program that dispels myths about people who have a disability and shows students at any age how they can be successful in and out of the classroom and overcome any type of obstacle. 

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Wheelchair Athletics News

Warhawk Voices — Lindsey Zurbrugg

November 16, 2018

Lindsey Zurbrugg is studying physical education (health and human performance) at UW-Whitewater, and is one of the veterans on the women’s wheelchair basketball team.

WARHAWK VOICES — Wheelchair basketball

March 02, 2017

On March 9-11, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will host the 2017 national intercollegiate wheelchair basketball championships. The Warhawk men and women hail from all over the world and are among the best athletes in the sport.

Warhawk wheelchair basketball teams to host tournament Nov. 18-19

November 14, 2016

The Warhawk men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams return to their home court on Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19.

Warhawks dominate medal stand in Rio Paralympics

October 12, 2016

Athletes from the UW-Whitewater represented the United States, Germany and the Netherlands in the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18.

Thirteen Warhawks head to Rio to compete in Paralympics

July 26, 2016

Women's wheelchair basketball coach Christina Schwab will join 12 Warhawk alumni in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they will compete for three different countries in the Paralympic Games, September 7-18.


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Recreation Sports & Facilities
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Whitewater, WI 53190-1790 

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