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National Wheelchair Basketball Association

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Deborah Dillon Lightfoot

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:

2001

 

 

 

Name:

Deborah Dillon Lightfoot

 

 

Hometown:

South Windsor, Ct & Lincoln, CA

 

 

Team History:

University of Illinois, Bay Area Meteorites, Sacramento Goldrush

 

 

NWBA Service:

NWBA Secretary

 

 

Sports Biography:

Third Woman to be inducted into the NWBA Hall of Fame. Member of the University of Illinois Ms. Kids, the Bay Area Meteorites, Peninsula Golden Spokes and Sacramento Gold Rush. Awarded the NWWBT Timothy Vandermeiden Sportsmanship Award two times and selected to the All-Tournament Team in 1984. Member of the University of Illinois's first NWWBT championship team (1978). Competed on the USA Women's Paralympic Basketball Team (1976-Toronto), Stoke Mandeville Games (1977) and Pan American Games (1978-Rio De Janeiro). Served as Chairperson of the NWBA Women's Division. Served as Secretary on the NWBA Executive Committee (1982-2000).

 

 

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