UA Sending Eight to London Paralympics
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program will have seven athletes and one coach representing their respective countries at the Paralympics in London, England Aug. 29.
Cindy Ouellet, Katie Harnock, Maude Jaques, and Elisha Williams will represent Team Canada in Wheelchair Basketball. Annika Zeyen will represent Team Germany in Wheelchair Basketball. Mackenzie Soldan will represent Team USA in Wheelchair Tennis. Robert Hedges will represent Team Canada in Men’s Wheelchair Basketball and Miles Thompson will serve as an assistant coach for Team USA Wheelchair Basketball.
The Paralympics is the largest international sporting event for athletes with physical disabilities, and it is held at the same venues as the Olympic games.
For more information on the Paralympics, visit the Paralympics website at www.paralympic.org or the UA Adapted Athletics website, as well as the Alabama Adapted Athletics Facebook Page for updates and links to live coverage of the games.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.