2020/07/01

DeafDigest Sports – – June 28-July 1, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— elite deaf pro athlete

— college deaf softball player

— mention of Gallaudet baseball in long Curtis Pride story

— Maryland football & track tweet

— ski patrol

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Gallaudet news release

GU Faculty-Athlete Mentorship Program completes first year with much
success

WASHINGTON – The first year of the Gallaudet University Athletics
Department’s Faculty-Athlete Mentorship Program is now complete after the
conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year. The program witnessed great
success and growth as 10 different Gallaudet University faculty members
were paired with the 14 varsity sports and one club program during the
school year.

“We are very pleased about the initial Faculty-Athlete Mentorship Program.
It provided an additional support system to our student-athletes on their
academic, athletic and personal success. I also want to thank our faculty
members who volunteered their time and efforts to help our
student-athletes,” said Gallaudet Athletic Director Victor Mansure.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2019-20/famrecap

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mention of Gallaudet baseball in long Curtis Pride story

part of long posting

In 2008, Pride was named the new head coach at Gallaudet University in
Washington D.C. Gallaudet is a college for deaf or hearing impaired. He’s
been the head coach for the past 12 seasons. In 2014, the team finished
with a 27-18 record, which set a new record for wins in a season.

At the end of the 2012 season, Pride was named the NEAC Coach of the Year.
Pride currently has a record of 145-289-2 as a head coach at Gallaudet. He
has had a lot of experience in baseball and is sharing his knowledge of
the game to the younger players.

note:

Gallaudet baseball was 4-8 this season, with a 10-win season and making
it to the conference playoffs as the two goals – unfortunately the
remainder of the season was cancelled

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Maryland football & track tweet

Today’s senior spotlight is on Truth Dorsette. Truth plans to play
Football & run Track at @GallaudetBison

Congratulations, Truth!

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India would not recognize a national deaf sports organization

part of newspaper story

Ministry withdraws recognition of 54 Nationals Sports Federations

One of them is the sports council for the deaf

note:

India has two national athletic organizations of the deaf; both
of them fight each other to try to get national recognition
only to result in no recognition for the deaf at all!

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ski patrol

could a deaf person serve on a ski patrol at a
skiing resort?

There was an obit on Gary Mortenson, and it said
he served on the ski patrol at the Pomerelle
Mountain Resort in Albion, Idaho.

Do not know if there were others that served on
ski patrols at other resorts?

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college deaf softball player

Payton Goodrich

red shirt senior during 2020 season

Oregon State

softball

season was cancelled after 26 games; she did not pitch
a single inning. She was listed on the 2020 roster as
a pitcher.

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elite deaf lacrosse player

Paul Rabil, who has a hearing loss, has been
considered the world’ best lacrosse player.

He played for years in the Major League Lacrosse
but broke away from them to help form a rival
league – Premier Lacrosse League, luring top players
from the original pro league.

The league played a full season in 2019 but was
forced to cancel this season due to Covid-19.

Rabil is also considered to be the #1 influence in
the world of pro lacrosse.

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random deafsports thoughts

See the above story about India.

For the past 30 years  USA deaf basketball had two rival and
feuding organizations, and so the India story is nothing new
here in USA! These two deaf basketball organizations would not
just make peace with each other.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be