Carlee Hoffman

Wheelchair Basketball

Hoffman
  • 2004
  • 2008

Carlee Hoffman has been a basketball fanatic for as long as she can remember. However, when she was three years old, her love for the game was tested when she was injured in a lawn mower accident, resulting in the loss of both of her legs.

While in high school, Hoffman was introduced to wheelchair basketball and began playing for the Junior Pacers (Michigan). She was selected as an alternate for the 2003 U.S. Paralympics Women's Wheelchair Basketball National Team before making the team the following year. In Athens, Hoffman won a gold medal with the team. Four years later, Hoffman helped Team USA to another gold medal, scoring 10 points in the final game against Germany.

Hoffman also successfully qualified for the 2004 U.S. Paralympic Women's Sitting Volleyball Team but declined the offer so she could play basketball.

In addition to playing sports, Hoffman enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.

Major Achievements:

  • 2010: Gold medal – IWBF Gold Cup, Birmingham, England
  • 2008: Gold medal, U.S. Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2008:  First place - North American Cup, Birmingham, Alabama 
  • 2008:  First place - Joseph F. Lyttle World Basketball Challenge, Warm Springs, Georgia 
  • 2008: NWBA Women's Division National Championship- University of Illinois
  • 2007: Gold medal - Parapan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2007: National Championship, MVP - University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball
  • 2006: National Championship - University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball
  • 2006: Silver medal - IWBF Gold Cup, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2004: Gold medal - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece