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Warhawks back in action

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Ryan Altman The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams opened the second half of their respective seasons last weekend with a mixed bag of results. After a month-long layoff of competition for both teams, the ’Hawks left Wichita, Kan. with a combined...

Dutch star leads Warhawks

Dutch star leads Warhawks

December 10, 2014

Dec. 10, 2014 By Connor Moore Mariska Beijer can often be seen donning a big and generous smile upon spotting her around campus. According to the women’s wheelchair basketball head coach Dan Price, don’t let all that fool you when it comes to her presence on the court. “‘Mars’ is a beast,”...

When one ride changes a life forever

When one ride changes a life forever

March 6, 2013

  Three men on the wheelchair basketball team share their stories of becoming disabled.  Many students walk to class and climb stairs everyday. But what happens when those abilities are taken away in the blink of an eye? Freshman David Fleming, junior John Piazza, and freshman Sam White kn...

Women fall short of national title

March 16, 2011

In just its third season in existence, the women’s wheelchair basketball team has proved it can compete against national powerhouses. The team finished second in the National Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament as a No. 2 seed, losing a heartbreaker, 58-56, to the University of Alabama...

Picture-perfect ending gives program its ninth title

March 16, 2011

When the men’s wheelchair basketball team suffered its only loss of the season Feb.  5, its season looked a bit cloudier than it once had. Forget the fact the team had won 17 straight games to start the season before its loss to the University of Illinois. The team felt as though that was the wake-up...

Wheelchair teams ready for nationals

March 9, 2011

The men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams are gearing up for the National Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament this weekend in Arlington, Texas. Finishing 21-1 this season, the men received the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament and face the winner of the Missouri vs. Alabama...

Wheelchair team on cusp of title

March 2, 2011

The No. 1-ranked men’s wheelchair basketball team finished the regular season with a 21-1 record. They will now travel to the University of Texas–Arlington to compete in the NIWBT championships March 10-12. The team was clearly built for success during the season with multiple players who represent...

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