Name: Josie Aslakson
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 1.0
Height: 5-4
DOB: 9/14/1995
Birthplace: Edina, Minn.
Hometown: Jordan, Minn.
High School: Jordan High School (Jordan, Minn.) ‘14
College: University of Texas at Arlington, New York University ‘18, Dramatic Writing, University of Arizona, Global Studies
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 6th
  • Years of competition: 2018
  • Top Finish: 6th – 2018
Personal: Discovered basketball at the age of 13 at the Courage Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota after seeing the basketball team practice while she was at an archery lesson...Was involved in a car crash at the age of five that caused her to be paralyzed from the waist down...Played basketball at Jordan High School before attending the University of Texas at Arlington where she played for the Lady Movin’ Mavs...Transferred to New York University to study dramatic writing...Daughter of Theodore Aslakson and Becky Miller...Hobbies include writing, art, film, spirituality and traveling.