2020/02/29

DeafDigest Sports – February 29, 2020

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— basketball updates

— Gallaudet honors

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Texas girls’ basketball

TSD lost to Trinity Christian 25-50.

This ends the Lady Ranger’s best season in school history.

Record: 34-3

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Gallaudet’s Sam Atkinson to receive CoSIDA’s Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer
Award

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University Associate Athletic Director for
Communications Sam Atkinson was named Wednesday as the 2020 recipient of
CoSIDA’s Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer Award.

The Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer Award is presented annually to an
individual who is a pioneer in the field of sports information, who has
mentored and helped improve the level of ethnic and gender diversity
within CoSIDA.

“I am so honored to receive CoSIDA’s 2020 Mary Jo Haverbeck Trailblazer
Award and to join a remarkable list of groundbreaking sports information
directors,” said Atkinson.

Atkinson is in his 11th year at Gallaudet University, the world’s only
university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate
deaf and hard of hearing students, where he manages the sports information
office and the media and public relations for Bison athletics.

Atkinson will become only the fifth College Division representative
(Division II, III, NAIA, CIS) to become president of CoSIDA in the 60-plus
year history of the organization. In 2020-21, Atkinson will join Union
(N.Y.) College’s Eric McDowell (2014-15) and Luther College’s Warren Berg
(1963-64) as the lone CoSIDA Presidents to hail from a Division III
program.

The official presentation of the award will take place at the 2020 CoSIDA
Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 7-10.

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

Bison grab a program best 27 All-NEAC honors, Sealts earns third straight
NEAC Swimmer of the Year, Curran honored as Coach of the Year

COBLESKILL, N.Y – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released it
2020 All-Conference Swimming and Diving teams and Gallaudet University
racked up the honors and awards. Gallaudet had 13 different swimmers, a
program record, earn 27 spots on one of the three all-conference teams.
Those 27 spots included seven relay events. GU also took home the 2020
NEAC Men’s Swimmer and Coach of the Year.

Junior Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) earned his third straight NEAC Men’s
Swimmer of the of the Year. Gallaudet swimming coach Larry Curran earned
2019-20 NEAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year honors.
Curran shared the women’s honor with Trish George from Wells College. This
is Curran’s fourth NEAC Coach of the Year honor as he last took home
honors in 2017-18 (men’s) and 2013-14 (women’s).

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Gallaudet women’s swimming

Gallaudet places five on All-NEAC women’s swimming third team, Curran
honored as Coach of the Year

LATHAM, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released it
2020 All-Conference Swimming and Diving teams and Gallaudet University
earned three spots, which included two relay events. Five different Bison
women’s swimmers earned all-conference honors.

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