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Zurbrugg qualifies for Paralympics

UW-Whitewater women's wheelchair basketball player Lindsey Zurbrugg is shown with the silver medal she received as a member of Team USA at the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, in August 2019. She will play as a Warhawk in 2019-20 and hopes to qualify again for Team USA ahead of  the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Miranda Christensen, Sports Journalist

April 20, 2020

The simplest thing can change a person’s life forever. For Lindsey Zurbrugg, a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, it was stretching too far during yoga at a basketball camp when she was 13. She injured her spinal cord, which left her paralyzed within 36 hours and impacted her...

Wheelchair Basketball wins big at home tournament

Jeromie Meyer takes a 3-point shot early in the first half against Illinois.

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

It was a simple basketball play, a drive and kick to the top of the key. But as the shooter, Jeromie Meyer, took his shot, he clearly rolled over the 3-point line. In able-bodied basketball, the shot would’ve counted for two, but it’s not that simple. This is Wheelchair basketball. Meyer, better known ...

Yeah Boie! From UW-Whitewater to Team USA

John Boie

September 12, 2017

UW-Whitewater Services Associate John Boie won gold in the 2017 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation America’s Qualifier in Cali, Columbia, over the summer. The American team was in control for most of the America’s Qualifier. In pool play, Team USA easily defeated Mexico, Uraguay and th...

UW-Whitewater dominant at more than just football

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer It’s easy for the topic of conversation to go directly to football when talking about UW-Whitewater, and for good reason. The Warhawks have competed in eight of the last nine NCAA Division-III championship games, and have won four of the last five. From...

A Non-Traditional Life: David Fleming

September 5, 2012

“I look at every class as ‘this is the class I need to graduate.’” This is the mindset David Fleming, 28, has as he begins his freshman year at UW-Whitewater as a non-traditional student. Fleming, originally from Huffman, Texas, moved to Whitewater in July 2011 with hopes of going to school...

‘Camp Dreams’ to send students to camps

April 18, 2012

This summer, professor Eric Roche plans to climb Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in America. Roche said he is “so thankful and excited” to embark on his climb June 22. However, Roche also said he feels some frustration. “It just bothers me to no end that I’m going to be able to do th...

Wheelchair basketball team wins national title

March 13, 2011

They got their revenge. And as a result, they got another national championship. One year after falling to the University of Illinois in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, the UW-Whitewater men's wheelchair basketball team dethroned the Fighting Illini, 66-54, Saturday in the title game at the University of Texas-Arl...

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