Windy City Warrior and Wheaton Warrenville South senior Erik Todd signed his letter of intent at school to play for the University of Missouri. Todd will join the wheelchair basketball team in the fall of 2012.
“I am so thrilled about signing on with Mizzou,” says Todd. "The University of Missouri has a very good reputation in giving support to students with disabilities. Of all the colleges I looked at, Mizzou does the best at offering me an opportunity to play ball with a great team and to pursue a degree that will offer even more opportunities for the rest of my life."
Todd got the chance to know Coach Ron Lykins at his sports' camp last summer. “I have tremendous respect for him because he believes strongly in unselfish play. That is an exact match with my philosophy of what it means to be a team athlete,” continues Todd.
Along with Todd for this auspicious occasion were his dad Tom, Wheaton Warrenville South’s Athletic Director Mike Healy, and Windy City Warriors Head Coach and WDSRA Program Supervisor Kevin Hosea.
"I'm very proud of the choice Erik made regarding college. He has presented himself a great opportunity, both academically and athletically,” says Tom Todd. “Going off to Mizzou is a challenge I know he will do his best meet. Going to the University of Missouri simply continues what he learned playing for the Windy City Warriors; work hard, dare to dream, and respect the efforts of others."
This is a testament to Erik’s athletic prowess of the court. He has been a major contributor to the success of the 6-time IHSA wheelchair basketball state champions and has been instrumental in the team being ranked in the top10 in the nation.