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Adaptive Athletics (BSAA)


Mission Statement

Boise State Adaptive Athletics (BSAA) is committed to supporting all aspects of University life for our student athletes. By helping our participants to gain access to academic and athletic resources,  we hope to give students with physical disabilities the same opportunities any other student has to compete and excel at Boise State.


Boise State Adaptive Athletics was created in the spring of 2020 by two students and one faculty member at Boise State, all of whom were avid wheelchair tennis players and advocates for adaptive sports. The first adaptive sport to represent BSU was wheelchair tennis. Unfortunately COVID-19 dashed the hopes of the team to compete at the 2020 Collegiate Wheelchair Tennis Nationals. However, the team did make their first appearance three years later. They played well, remained undefeated through their semi-final match, and earned a place in the National Championship Finals.


Since then we have been working hard to build on that success by growing a sustainable program and building connections within the University and the local community. We are also in the process of expanding the program to include additional sports to give more student athletes opportunities to succeed at Boise State University.



Woman using a wheelchair plays tennis

Allison Mauk – Student Athlete

Kevin Falk – Affiliate Player

Tommy Schroeder – Affiliate Player

Steve Baxter – Head Coach

Track & Field

four men, one with prosthetic legs, run together on a track

Support BSAA – Ways to Give

Students with physical disabilities often face a more difficult path getting into and finishing programs at the collegiate level. By offering the same support typically given to traditional student athletes, as well as helping in ways specific to adaptive student athletes within our programs, we hope to improve the lives of our participants here at the university, and long afterwards.


Director – Steven Baxter

Faculty Advisor – Lynda Ransdell

Mgmt Asst – Olgie Castillo

Contact Information

Steven Baxter, Director