The best medicine …
We give kudos once again to the University of Texas at Arlington men’s wheelchair basketball team after the Movin’ Mavs won their second consecutive national title – and 10th championship overall – at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on their home court over the weekend. The Movin’ Mavs beat longtime rival Alabama 67-56 in the title game before a spirited crowd.
Meanwhile, the Lady Movin’ Mavs did well in their end of the tournament, too, placing third.
“The secret to our success is lots of hard work and incredible campus support that helps build a culture of high expectations for our athletes,” said Doug Garner, head coach of UTA’s Movin’ Mavs and member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame. “Winning at home in College Park Center surrounded by the people who know our programs and support both of our teams really added to the whole competitive atmosphere this weekend.”
Clarence “CJ” McCarthy-Grogan, a UTA senior studying public health, said he was “over the moon” about the team effort that led to the win.
“I couldn’t be any more proud of this team,” said McCarthy-Grogan, the tournament’s MVP. “I’ve been so grateful to be a part of this program, and I’m thankful to the family and friends that gave us their energy and support. It really is a fairytale ending.”
The Lady Movin’ Mavs defeated the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 58-37 for third place.