Name: Courtney Ryan
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.0
Height: 5-4
DOB: 3/15/1990
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Coronado High School (Coronado, Calif.) ‘08
College: University of Arizona '14, Special Education
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – 4th
  • Years of participation: 2014
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2014
Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Patti Ryan...Has a brother, Christopher, and a sister, Caitlin...Was an All-American defender on the Metropolitan State University of Denver Women’s Soccer Team where she incurred an injury her junior year that left her paralyzed from the waist down...Immediately began rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Denver before moving home to her native San Diego to work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation...There, her mentor, Erika Davis, introduced her to wheelchair basketball...She was recruited by the University of Arizona where she transferred, playing basketball and studying special education with an emphasis on disability studies......Hobbies include handcycling, watching movies, hiking, spending time with her dog, traveling with her spouse and kayaking...Co-founder of the Team PossAbilities Shield Maidens women’s wheelchair basketball team in Los Angeles, California.