ADAPTED ATHLETIC TEAMS TO BE HONORED DURING ALABAMA’S FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME
The University of Alabama will honor the Adapted Athletics program during halftime of tomorrow’s football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The program is coming off an impressive year winning three different national championships.
Alabama men’s wheelchair basketball won its third title in program history winning back-to-back national championships against the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, 79-73, in March.
The women’s team won its sixth national championship and first since 2017 with an 82-76 win against the University of Texas at Arlington.
Wheelchair tennis won its fourth-straight USTA Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis team national championship and it’s fifth overall sweeping the University of Houston in the semifinals and San Diego State University in the championship round.
DeQuel Robinson, during his senior season, averaged 16.8 points per game and was named MVP of the title game finishing with 28 points and 14 assists.
While senior Michael Auprince led the team in scoring last season, he and Robinson are two of five seniors the team had to replace. Luckily for the Crimson Tide, they are returning several players, including two freshmen who saw playing time during last season’s national championship.
The women’s team, which lost in 2018, finished 25-4 and was led by senior Arinn Young, who had 37 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists in its win over UT-Arlington. Young, was named the women’s tournament MVP.
The team returns several key players looking to make another run at a national championship.
The tennis team had to replace Shelby Baron, the only senior last season and one of the most important members of the group.