Name: Jared Arambula
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.5
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
DOB: 1/8/1990
Birthplace: Merriville, Ind.
Hometown: Valparaiso, Ind.
High School: Greenfield-Central High School (Greenfield, Ind.)
College: University of Alabama ’13, Elementary Education
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • Toronto 2015 Parapan Games, gold
  • 2015 NWBA National Tournament Champion
  • 2012-13 NWBA Collegiate Division National Champion
Personal: Arambula was born with spina bifida and was first introduced to wheelchair basketball after playing wheelchair softball at the age of 6. He played wheelchair basketball at the University of Alabama and co-captained the 2012-13 team that went on to win Nationals. Arambula was awarded the Performance Award three times in his collegiate career. He has earned two gold medals in the Junior Paralympics. Arambula currently plays for the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks. He also plays professionally in Italy....Son of Ray and Karen Arambula…Has one sibling, Doug…Enjoys watching documentaries and relaxing with friends…Favorite motivational quote is “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”