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DeafDigest Sports – June 24, 2018

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— random deafsports thoughts

— big honor for Gallaudet SID

— one football schedule turned in; one more to go

— college deaf football player

— bad luck for deaf pro soccer player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— unbeaten deaf swimmer
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/police-officer-jamel-bradley/

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2018 football schedule – updated

one school turned in its schedule ; just one
school remain that have not yet turned in the
schedule

the list remains the same as is

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/2018/11/06/

and scroll down until you see the schedule

just hope two remaining schools will respond
before all schools close up for the summer

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet’s Sam Atkinson elected chair of NCAA Division
III men’s basketball committee

INDIANAPOLIS – Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for
Communications Sam Atkinson was recently elected chair of the NCAA
Division III men’s basketball committee for the 2018-19 season.

Atkinson was elected by his peers on the committee here at the NCAA
headquarters in June during the annual committee meeting.

He will guide and lead the committee, who helps to administer and conduct
all aspects of the Division III men’s basketball championship, into a new
venue in Fort Wayne, Ind., this March 2019.

“I am honored and humbled to have been elected by my peers to the chair
position. This is a prodigious role that I have immense respect for,” said
Atkinson. “I am fortunate to work with seven other brilliant and talented
committee members, who will work diligently to put together a fantastic
2019 NCAA Division III men’s basketball championship.”

Atkinson will begin his third year of four on the NCAA Division III men’s
basketball committee this fall. He has been the East Region chair for the
past two years in addition to his national committee responsibilities. He
served as the NCAA sectional representative last March at Swarthmore
College and has worked and supervised the last two national championships
in Salem, Va.

He begins his duties immediately as he follows Tim Fitzpatrick, U.S. Coast
Guard Academy Director of Athletics, who was the chair for the 2017-18
season.

Atkinson completed his ninth year at Gallaudet University, the world’s
only university with programs and services specifically designed to
accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, this past spring while
managing the sports information office and the media and public relations
for Bison athletics. Under Atkinson’s leadership and creativity the
@GallaudetBison social media platforms have been ranked No. 1 in Division
III by www.d3socialmedia.com for the past four years.

Atkinson is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of
America (CoSIDA) Board of Directors and is currently the Third Vice
President of the 3,000+ member national organization comprised of the
sports public relations, media relations and communications/information
professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United
States and Canada.

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random deafsports thoughts

just thinking about Gallaudet baseball. Way back
in the late sixties, one freshman player hit
over .400 and was the team’s catcher.

He decided not to play baseball again, despite
urgings from the baseball coach.

Three years later as a senior, he decided to
play baseball again – but was never the same
player he was as a freshman.

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college deaf football player

Khevon Shepard

rising sophomore

football

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas, NCAA-III)

played 10 of his team’s 15 games (including NCAA-III
playoffs)

as defensive end and special teams player, made
11 tackles (6 unassisted, 5 assisted)

sacked the quarterback once

made three tackles for losses

recovered one fumble

not much of a profile on the team web site

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deaf wrestling, India

abbreviated from a newspaper story

GURUGRAM: Seventeen-year-old Ritik Umeed is among the three wrestlers
from Haryana who won one gold and two bronze medals at the 5th World Deaf
Wrestling Championship, held in Russia from June 11-19.

While Gurugram lad Ritik and Ajay Kumar, from Sonipat, bagged a bronze
medal in 65kg freestyle and 51kg freestyle in cadet category,
respectively, Amit Krishan (19), also from Sonipat, won gold in 70kg
junior category.

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bad luck for deaf pro soccer player

Simon Ollert

pro soccer

Germany

while playing for SV Pullach, a low level pro team
in Germany (just like Class A in minor league baseball,
he has torn ligaments in his knee. His return date is
unknown.

before being injured he played 11 games and scored no goals
as the midfielder
 

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