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Wheelchair basketball program continues to grow

Jared Rehm
Jared Rehm looks for an open teammate during last year's Auburn Wheelchair Basketball Invitational.

A wheelchair basketball program started by a College of Education graduate and a graduate student has grown to such an extent that Auburn University will host a multi-team tournament for the second consecutive year.

The second Auburn Wheelchair Basketball Invitation will be held Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Auburn Arena. Parking and admission are free.

The round-robin tournament will feature Auburn's team, as well as squads from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Jackson, Miss. Auburn University's Office of Accessibility au icon and the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology serve as co-hosts of the tournament.

Auburn is one of seven schools nationally to field a team in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association's college division. Auburn's program developed under the direction of Nathan Waters, a disability specialist in the Office of Accessibility who earned a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the college, and Jared Rehm, a doctoral student in exercise science. Rehm coaches the team and is also a member of the seven-player roster that includes five Auburn students and two local residents.

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2013

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