Clemson has introduced wheelchair tennis as its first adaptive sports team, making it one of only a few across the U.S. Faculty working in recreational therapy and a student formed the team, which has already competed in collegiate tennis matches. Those same faculty members are actively recruiting in an effort to grow the team and eventually begin more adaptive sports programs at Clemson.
CLEMSON – Clemson University proudly welcomed athletes from across the country as it hosted the 25th annual Southeastern Regional Wheelchair Games, May 18 and 19. Aside from offering adaptive sport athletes the opportunity to compete, the event aims to stimulate awareness of wheelchair sports, promote the rights of wheelchair competitors in sports and recreation, educate […]
John Gautsch boarded a plane to Thailand, but it was “Big Boy” who returned to Clemson. Gautsch, a senior recreational therapy major at Clemson, is a large man even in his home country, but he suspects the nickname may have also referred to his personality. He hopes, anyway. Physical strength and a warm personality are […]
Faculty and students from Clemson University will partner with the Institute for Physical Education in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to implement the Adaptive Sports for Social Change project. This project will provide content knowledge on adaptive sports to more than 40 physical education students in Thailand, as well as firsthand experience implementing these sports with individuals with disabilities.
Skye Arthur-Banning can trace a watershed moment in his career as faculty member and soccer referee to a set of shoe laces. They were on a pair of cleats that belonged to a player with cerebral palsy competing in the 2014 America’s Cup Tournament. It was Arthur-Banning’s first time officiating a seven-a-side soccer game, a […]
Adaptive sport, and Clemson’s growing reputation for developing successful para-athletic programs, has drawn international interest to the University, the latest of which includes being selected by the U.S. Department of State as a mentor sight for an Egyptian sports company. Ali Abou El Nasr has spent his career championing blind soccer and sports for various marginalized groups […]
Ali Abou El Nasr has spent his career thus far championing blind soccer and sports for other marginalized groups in Egypt through his own sports management company, Cardinal Sports. When the U.S. Department of State recently tapped Ali to participate in its Global Sports Mentoring Program, he jumped at the chance to study the successful launch of adaptive sports programs at Clemson University.