Name: Natalie Schneider
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Discipline(s): Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 4.5
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
DOB: 2/11/1983
Birthplace: Crete, Neb.
Hometown: Crete, Neb.
High School: Crete High School (Crete, Neb.) ‘01
College: Doane College ’05, Math and Computer Science (undergraduate); University of Nebraska at Lincoln ’07, Statistics (graduate)
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016); Two-time medalist (2 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016 , gold
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 4th
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – gold
  • Years of competition: 2010
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2010
Personal: Schneider discovered Paralympic sports after graduating from college. The Nebraska native, who had osteosarcoma in her distal femur in high school, played sitting volleyball before discovering her talent in wheelchair basketball. She made the U.S. Paralympic Team in 2008, the first year she tried out for the women’s wheelchair basketball team. Formerly a statistician, she returned to the U.S. women’s team after having her second child in November 2015. On top of playing basketball for Team USA, she is a stay-at-home mom....Daughter of Nancy and Dennis Nelsen... Has two sisters, Dana Stark and Chrystal Gard, and one brother, Daryl Nelsen... Married to Daniel Schneider…Daughters are Rowan, Hannah and Tori…Hobbies include going to the University of Nebraska football games and playing basketball.