Stephanie Wheeler has established herself as a mainstay on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team. Entering Beijing, Wheeler was one of a handful of players returning from a U.S. team that won gold in Athens, Greece. A starter throughout the 2008 Paralympic Games, Wheeler once again led Team USA to a gold medal.

Wheeler is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and was a member of three wheelchair basketball national championship teams. She is now the head coach for the women's wheelchair basketball team at Illinois. Wheeler is working on her Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Education

Major Achievements:

  • 2010: Gold medal – IWBF Gold Cup, Birmingham, England
  • 2009: National champion with University of Alabama, Tournament MVP, All-Tournament Team member
  • 2008: Gold medal, U.S. Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2008: First place - North American Cup, Birmingham, Alabama 
  • 2008: First place - Joseph F. Lyttle World Basketball Challenge, Warm Springs, Georgia 
  • 2008: First place, Tournament MVP, All-Tournament Team member - Osaka Cup, Osaka, Japan
  • 2007: Gold medal - Parapan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2006: Silver medal - IWBF Gold Cup (World Championships), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2004: Gold medal - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2003: Women's National Championship Tournament MVP
  • 2002: Silver medal - IWBF Gold Cup, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • Three-time national champion with the University of Illinois