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Eva Houston

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Environmental Science - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: United States

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She was originally involved in wheelchair basketball and softball before switching to wheelchair racing during her freshman year at high school. "I saw a commercial with an athlete [wheelchair racing] just training, and I thought, 'What is that?' It was a really awesome chair, and I thought I just wanted to get in and try it."
Club / Team
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: United States
Name of coach
Adam Bleakney [club], USA

General interest

Hobbies
Playing wheelchair basketball, spending time outdoors, music, writing, spending time with her dog. (evastwowonders.com, 08 Dec 2018; teamusa.org, 01 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love the idea of maybe a younger athlete or just somebody who hasn't tried wheelchair sports before to see that this is possible. I often say that sports changed my life." (3newsnow.com, 23 Jul 2021)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball at junior varsity level with Nebraska Red Dawg in the United States of America. (evastwowonders.com, 13 Feb 2019)