Shelley Chaplin

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Shelley Chaplin
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Chaplin
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 29)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Wheelchair basketball
Disability class 3.5
Event(s) Women's team
Club Victoria

Shelley Chaplin (born 4 September 1984) is an Australian 3.5-point player wheelchair basketball player. She participated in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, where she won a silver medal; in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal, and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, where she won a second silver medal.

Chaplin began playing wheelchair basketball in 1999, and made her debut in the Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) in 2000. She was part of the WNWBL championship Dandenong Rangers sides in 2011 and 2012. She was first selected for the Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, in 2001, and first represented Australia in 2002, winning a bronze medal as part of the team at the 2002 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. She played for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wheelchair basketball team, and was named an All-American in the 2006/07 season. Her team won the national championships in 2009.

Personal[edit]

An interview with Shelley Chaplin in January 2013.
A Gliders guernsey that Chaplin wore at the 2008 Paralympics on display at the Australian Institute of Sport. It is signed by her team mates.

Nicknamed Chappers,[1] Chaplin was born in Bendigo, Victoria, on 4 September 1984,[2] with incomplete paraplegia.[1][3] She grew up in Bendigo, and went to Girton Grammar School.[4] In 2010, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism.[5][6]

Basketball[edit]

A 3.5-point player, Chaplin began playing wheelchair basketball in 1999.[3][7] In financial year 2012/2013, the Australian Sports Commission gave her a A$20,000 grant as part of their Direct Athlete Support program. She received $20,000 in 2012/13, $17,000 in 2011/12 and 2010/11, $5,571.42 in 2009/10 and $5,200 in 2008/09.[8] In 2001, she was the captain for her team at the Junior National Wheelchair Games.[9]

Club[edit]

Chaplin made her debut in the Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) in 2000 when she played for the Whittlesea Pacers.[9] She played for the Dandenong Rangers in 2011 when her team won the WNWBL title,[10] and in 2012 was the captain of the Victoria Dandenong Rangers.[11] In a round four game against Sydney Uni Flames that the Rangers won 55–44, she scored 22 points.[12] Her team qualified for the league finals, where she scored 16 points in the game against the Stacks Goudkamp Bears for her team to walk away as champions by a score of 77–54. That season, she was named the league's Most Valuable 3 Point Player and a member of the 2012 All Star Five.[11]

University[edit]

Chaplin played for the University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball team in the country's first division.[3][13] In 2006/07, she was coached by Mike Frogley,[14] and was the team's starting point guard.[15] Early in the 2006/07 season, her wheelchair broke and she had to play in one that was not hers. After three games played in the borrowed chair, she had bloody and bruised knees.[14] She was named an All-American in the 2006/07 season.[6][16][17]

In two games that Chaplin's team won against RIC Express and the University of Alabama in December 2006, she scored 35 total points, made 13 rebounds and 7 assists. She was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the series. Her team finished that series with a record of 10–0.[18] In a January 2009 game against 7th ranked Alabama that her team won 52–47, she scored 22 points. The game was part of a tournament where her team also defeated Oklahoma State University 53–49, and the University of Missouri, 48–27.[19] That season, her team won the national championships after defeating the Phoenix Mercury 53–36 in the championship game.[17]

In 2007/08, Chaplin's team won the national championship and she was named the tournament's MVP. In the team's 44–43 victory over the University of Alabama, she scored 12 points.[20] That year, she was a junior and played point guard for the team.[21] Her team played against a number of men's teams during that season. In January 2008, the team lost three games to men's teams, including a 61–41 loss to Southwest Minnesota State where she scored 14 points, a 54–35 loss to Edinboro where she scored 10 points in a 74–20 loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater.[21] In April 2010, Chaplin was named the First Team All-Tournament at the national championships. For the 2009/10 season, she was also named the University of Illinois Women's Wheelchair Basketball Player of the Year.[5]

National team[edit]

Chaplin at a 2012 game in Sydney
Chaplin at a 2012 game in Sydney

Chaplin was first selected for the Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, in 2001,[9] and first represented Australia in 2002, winning a bronze medal as part of the team at the 2002 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship.[3][7]

Chaplin was part of the Gliders team at the 2010 IWBF World Championships where her team came fourth,[7] and the team that won the Osaka Cup in Japan in 2008, 2009 and 2010.[9][22] In February 2013, she was captain of the Gliders at the Osaka Cup, where the Gliders successfully defended the title they had won in 2012. Chaplin was named MVP of the tournament.[23][24]

Paralympics[edit]

Chaplin was part of the Gliders at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Paralympics, and won two silver medals, in 2004 and 2012, and a bronze medal in 2008 as part of the team.[9][25][26]

Chaplin competed with the Gliders at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.In the group stage, the Australia women's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2012 Summer Paralympics posted wins against Brazil,[27] Great Britain,[28] and the Netherlands,[29] but lost to the Canada.[30] This was enough to advance the Gliders to the quarter-finals, where they beat Mexico.[31] The Gliders then defeated the United States by a point to set up a final clash with Germany.[32] In the gold medal game, the Gliders lost 44–58, and earned a silver medal.[33] She scored 8 points in the game, in which she played 26:58 minutes.[26]

Statistics[edit]

Season statistics[9]
Competition Season Matches FGM–FGA FG% 3FGM–3FGA 3FG% FTM–FTA FT% TOT AST PTS
WNWBL 2013 16 113–243 46.5 0–3 0 18–46 39.1 7.1 6.3 15.3
WNWBL 2012 14 81–208 38.9 0–8 0 10–22 45.5 5.7 8.1 12.5
WNWBL 2011 18 120–233 51.5 0–1 0 24–71 33.8 5.3 7.6 14.7
WNWBL 2010 5 32–74 43.2 0–0 0 5–9 55.6 3.2 4.4 13.8
WNWBL 2009 6 54–126 42.9 0–2 0 16–38 42.1 8.3 3.7 20.7
Key
FGM, FGA, FG%: field goals made, attempted and percentage
3FGM, 3FGA, 3FG%: three-point field goals made, attempted and percentage
FTM, FTA, FT%: free throws made, attempted and percentage
PTS: points, average per game
TOT: turnovers average per game
AST: assists average per game

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Paralympics Athlete Bio – Shelley Chaplin". Bigpond. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
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  5. ^ a b Basketball Australia (20 May 2010). "Shelley farewells stellar college career". 
  6. ^ a b "University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball 2006-07 Season Summaries". University of Illinois. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2007. 
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  11. ^ a b "Rangers take out WNWBL Championship". Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Western Stars Go Undefeated in Round Four of the WNWBL". Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League. 30 June 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
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  16. ^ "2012 London Paralympics | Disability Resources & Educational Services – University of Illinois". Disability Illinois. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
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  18. ^ Post to Wall. "Determined women victorious in wheelchair basketball game". The Daily Illini. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  19. ^ Post to Wall. "Women's wheelchair basketball beats highly ranked mens teams". The Daily Illini. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  20. ^ Post to Wall. "Women take yet another national title". The Daily Illini. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  21. ^ a b Post to Wall. "Women swept in 3-game weekend". The Daily Illini. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
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  26. ^ a b "Gold Medal Game". London: London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  27. ^ Abbott, Chris (30 August 2012). "Gliders Prevail in Thriller". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  28. ^ Abbott, Chris (31 August 2012). "Gliders Win Comfortably Against Host". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  29. ^ Abbott, Chris (2 September 2012). "Gliders Secure Quarter-final Place". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  30. ^ "Gliders shocked by Canada". Basketball Australia. 2 September 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  31. ^ Abbott, Chris (4 September 2012). "Gliders Dominate Mexico". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  32. ^ "Gliders down champions to reach final". Australian Broadcasting Commission. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  33. ^ Paxinos, Stathi (9 September 2013). "Gliders get rolled for gold by German muscle". The Age. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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