Alabama wins 9th womens’ college wheelchair basketball national championship

Alabama
(Alabama Adapted Athletics Facebook page)

The University of Alabama’s (UA) mens’ basketball team was not the only ones wearing Crimson and White cutting down nets this weekend. For the 9th time, Alabama’s womens’ wheelchair basketball team won the National Championship on their home floor in Tuscaloosa. 

In a rout, the Tide defeated the University of Texas-Arlington by a score of 88-41 at Stran-Hardin Arena

It is the 4th straight women’s wheelchair national title for the Tide.

Dominant Program

Created in 2003, the University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program is one of the most successful in the nation. In addition to the women’s wheelchair basketball program, the men play wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. 

In 2025, Bama is adding wheelchair track teams. 

This year’s championship was all the more sweet because it was played Stan-Hardin Arena, the university’s state of the art multi-use adapted athletics facility.

Next Up — Mens’ Championships

Alabama
(Alabama Adapted Athletics Facebook page)

This coming week, the UA men’s wheelchair basketball team, which is seeded No.2 in the nation, plays on Friday night against the winner of the City University and University of Missouri contest. They are playing the tournament in Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 

Auburn University is also participating in the tournament, along with defending champion University of Illinois.

If you wish to watch the games, each competition will be streamed live on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater website.

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Pat Byington
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