Athlete Testimonials

Learn firsthand how Team USA athletes have grown and developed through our country’s college sports system.

Bailey Moody Alabama // wheelchair basketball

Why did you choose your college, and what did you like most about being a student-athlete there?

"I chose the University of Alabama because it was the best place for me to continue both my basketball and academic careers. I love the program's dedication not only to us as athletes, but also to who we are as people. They are truly committed to making adaptive sports the best that they can possibly be. I am thankful for the resources that we have and for the university's support. In addition, I love the academic and social environments of the school overall. Alabama was the best fit for all of my college goals."

How did competing collegiately help prepare you for competing on Team USA?

"Competing collegiately allows me to train alongside a team that pushes me to get better every single day. Most of my training in high school was done on my own, so practicing regularly in a team atmosphere is new for me, and I think will be incredibly beneficial in helping me prepare for Team USA. Additionally, I was thankful to have somewhere to train during the pandemic that has made training a challenge for so many athletes."

How did (or will) going to college prepare you for life?

"Attending college will allow me to get a degree in psychology, which is a step toward my ultimate career goal of counseling and sports psychology. It will also enable me to build relationships with lifelong friends and continue to play the sport that I love. It is beneficial on so many levels and I feel incredibly grateful for this opportunity."