Adaptive Athletics

The first competitive, collegiate adaptive sports program in Washington.

Basketball and Beyond

EWU Adaptive Athletics aligns with Eastern’s mission of personal transformation, creating immeasurable opportunity for students with disabilities to participate in organized sports at the collegiate level. Establishing the first collegiate National Wheelchair Basketball Association team in the Western region fulfills our first goal. Future opportunities to grow EWU Adaptive Athletics include track and field, sled hockey, snow skiing and more.

Red wheelchair for a basketball player

Meet the Team

The EWU Adaptive Athletics Program promotes student-athlete success through leadership, teamwork, honesty and commitment. With high emphasis on accountability and dedication, the program strives to instill strong character, values, respect and life-skills that will assist them into their futures. Our athletes are navigating the same college tasks as any other athlete on campus: practice, meetings, study sessions, classes, labs, internships, travel for competition and more.

Working with incredible community partners like ParaSport Spokane and the Neilsen Foundation, EWU has developed a sanctioned Wheelchair Basketball program under the direction of head coach David Evjen. The program is assisted by EWU’s College of Health Science and Public Health and EWU Athletics, giving our student-athletes and their parents and caregivers the confidence of knowing they have a strong support system on campus.

Together with the larger EWU community, Adaptive Athletics is passionately focused on promoting independent living while encouraging an integrated, authentic college experience.

Team Roster NWBA Page

Coach Evjen, who played wheelchair basketball for five years at Southwest Minnesota State University and two years for the Colombian National Team, plans to have the EWU team ready for the 2020-21 NWBA season.

Head Coach David Evjen

Head Coach David Evjen





The Student Accommodations and Support Services office is dedicated to coordinating accommodations for students with disabilities based on individual need so that everyone receives an equal opportunity to learn, participate in campus life, grow emotionally and socially, and successfully complete their studies.

EWU has six cultural centers, more than 1 in 3 students come from diverse backgrounds, and nearly half are the first in their families to attend college. EWU thrives on all kinds of diversity, and so will you.

Eastern is consistently ranked as one of the safest colleges in Washington. Making your home on campus through Housing and Residential Life gives you access to computer labs, tutors and excellent dining. With our just-right size, you can sleep an extra 25 minutes and still make it to class early

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Why Choose Eastern?

New options to help you afford college. New programs that lead to longer careers and higher salaries. New experiences that help you thrive in today’s economy. You’re not joining a college. You’re joining a family. Your new home gives you friendships, a chance to explore new cultures, and the opportunity to create memories that last forever.

Next Is Here

Wheelchair basketball player shooting a basketball

Join EWU

Are you ready to be challenged, to earn your degree, and to make lifelong friends in the process? Apply today.

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