Name: Georgia Inglis
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Team: University of Alabama
Georgia Inglis grew up in a very active and sport orientated family, with her sister Maddison Inglis competing on the international tennis stage with her ranking currently sitting at 132 in the world. While her brother James Inglis is also a dedicated motorsport enthusiast, racing dirt go-karts from a young age (holds multiple state and national titles) before turning his focus to speedway, where he competes around Australia.
After suffering a lifelong injury at the age of ten years old that left her a paraplegic.
Following the heart aching news that she was never going to walk again and the uncertainty of the road ahead. After a tough few years through her teenage years, Georgia decided this little bump in the road wasn’t going to define her and instead turned her focus on how she would make the best out of her situation.
With a high performing family, it was only fair Georgia also chased her dreams. Making her debut with the Australian women’s national wheelchair basketball team at the Osaka cup in Japan in February 2013 and the Asia-Oceania Zone Qualifiers in Bangkok in November 2013. Georgia’s hard work and dedication with regards to her training and team leadership skills lead her to be presented with the amazing opportunity to fulfil a Scholarship to play Basketball for the University of Alabama where they won a national championship in 2018. Where she completed a Masters in Women’s Studies - graduating in May 2020.
Georgia continues to enjoy the lifestyle that being a student athlete has to offer. Further pursuing her passion advocating for disability. Georgia is studying a Masters in Occupational Therapy and has also started a PhD researching how to improve the lives of those living with a spinal cord injury.
In 2022 Georgia competed and represented Australia in the 2022 Asia Oceania Championships Wheelchair Basketball Team. The Team won Gold and qualified to compete in the 2022 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation World Championships in Dubai in November 2022;
Georgia has been selected to represent Australia at the Buckingham Commonwealth Games 2022 in the debut appearance at the Games for Wheelchair Basketball 3x3 between 28 July 2022 and 8 August 2022.