Courtney Ryan has been drawn to competition ever since her first steps, which she took following her older brother and sister out onto the soccer fields of her hometown, Chula Vista, CA. She played soccer from age four to nineteen; until she sustained a spinal cord injury after a blood clot burst in her spinal column. Fortunately, it was not long before she was exposed to wheelchair basketball and fell in love with the sport. In 2012, she began playing wheelchair basketball for the University of Arizona, where she got her Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Counseling. Over her time with the sport, she has won two National Championships (one in the USA and one in Australia) and received nine First Team All-Tournament awards.
In 2019, she made the USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, which competed in the ParaPan Games (Lima, 2019) and won the silver medal. This also secured Team USA’s spot for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. She is currently preparing with the USA team for the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic games. In the future, aside from pursuing a Paralympic gold medal, she hopes to use her knowledge of adaptive athletics to improve the lives of disabled people.
“I am committed to the promotion and inclusion of women in adaptive athletics as an athlete, role model and leader in wheelchair basketball. Extraordinary performance in sport and life begins with exceptional equipment. Thank you, PER4MAX, for the opportunity to represent a company that focuses on making the exceptional a reality. ”
PER4MAX ATHLETE, TEAM USA
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