With a diverse mix of experienced competitors and new freshmen, the team is aiming to increase performance of new players while highlighting the successes of returning veterans.
"With almost 2,000 fans at each home game, it's hard not to want to be on the team," said Jeremy Lade, head coach. "There's a great support system in place for all players, whether it's from people within the program or community members cheering in the stands."
When the players are not on the court, they are giving back to the community. The UW-Whitewater men's wheelchair basketball team devotes 15 hours of each player's time to community service, with past involvement including an active role in building the new children's playground on campus.
The Warhawks kick off the season at the American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics Tournament from Nov. 22-23 at Kachel Fieldhouse.
Leboza Named Member of Exercise Science Club
Abigail Leboza of Green Oaks is a member of the Exercise Science Club at Ashland University.
Leboza is majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of Reid and Sue Leboza of Green Oaks. Leboza is a 2011 graduate of Libertyville High School. Leboza serves as the public relations chair for the exercise science club.
The Exercise Science Club is an organization for exercise science majors and any non-majors interested in the topic. Together they meet bi-weekly and either plan an event or have an event going on. Some events include wally-ball night, free fitness testing, and bringing in professional speakers. Each year they participate in a community service project.