Name: Dana Mathewson
Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
Classification: Women's Open
Height: 5-6
Weight: 115
DOB: 12/19/1990
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: The Bishop’s School (La Jolla, Calif.) ‘09
College: University of Arizona ’13, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; University of Arizona ‘20, Audiology
Coach(es): Brian Barten
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016, singles (round of 16), doubles (quarterfinals)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Parapan American Games, gold (doubles)
  • 2016 British Open, quarterfinals (doubles)
  • 2016 Japan Open, round of 16 (singles, doubles)
  • World Cup team member (2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)
Personal: When Dana was 10, she contracted a rare neurological disease known as Transverse Myelitis, which affects her spinal cord and causes the immune system to attack a very low region of her back. She is currently working towards a clinical doctorate degree in audiology. She credits her mom for getting her into sports. Her mom drove her to various sports camps, while she admitted to screaming all the way, only to find herself two hours later with a huge smile on her face....Daughter of Dr. Jim and Dr. Arlene Mathewson…Hobbies include baking, crafting, traveling and watching Netflix.