Queens Chronicle: Wheelchair Basketball Team Formed at CUNY
he CUNY Athletic Conference announced on May 18 that it is forming a wheelchair basketball team, which will compete as a varsity program in the 2019-20 academic year.
The announcement was made at a wheelchair basketball clinic that the conference hosted at Queens College’s Fitzgerald Gymnasium.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association All-Star Ryan Martin will be the team’s head coach. He serves as CUNYAC’s Advisor for Inclusive Sports and is the founder of the Ryan Martin Foundation, which works to help athletes with disabilities live fulfilling lives with sports.
“I am thrilled to be joining the CUNY Athletic Conference and their intercollegiate inclusive sports initiative,” Martin said in a statement.