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Women’s wheelchair basketball team earns another national championship

Lady Movin’ Mavs championship

The team celebrates its championship win over the University of Alabama. Photograph by Duy Vu/The Shorthorn (Movin' Mavs)

The Lady Movin' Mavs ended its historic 2017-18 season on a triumphant note. With a 65-55 point win over the University of Alabama, the wheelchair basketball team claimed their second national championship title in three years at the 2018 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. It was the pinnacle of a season in which the team compiled a 20-0 record.

Elementary education senior Rose Hollerman was recognized as the tournament's MVP after she led the team with 30 points and six rebounds.

"It's always an honor to see that the coaches within our league recognize and respect the work I've put toward this game," Hollerman says. "Everyone on our team plays for one another, and I know that's why I received this award."

Hollerman's teammates also scored big in the championship. Kinesiology senior Abigail Dunkin raked in 14 points and grabbed six rebounds, while graduate student Morgan Wood made the last shot of the game with 39 seconds left.

"We have the same core that has been in three of these big games now, and to see them go out there one last time and fight for another championship was very special," says Head Coach Jason Nelms. "They have helped grow this program and built such a bright future for it, and the doors they are opening for future generations are countless."

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