2019/05/30

DeafDigest Sports – May 29-30, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— 2019 football schedules needed; so far 13 schedules turned in

— another baseball honor for Cameron Upton

— basketball player gets scholarship offer

— two elite athletes

— a track update

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2019 football schedules, 13 turned in so far

the 12th and 13th schedules were turned this week

Just hoping all schedules will be turned in
before schools close for the summer.

If you have completed your football schedule, please
email it to barry@deafdigest.com

thank you

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Gallaudet baseball

GU’s Cameron Upton named to ABCA All-South region third team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton
(Vicksburg, Miss.) was selected to the 2019 American Baseball Coaches
Association (ABCA) Division III All-South region third team. This is the
second year in a row Upton has landed on the ABCA All-South region teams
after being named to the first team last year at second base.

Upton was recently named to the D3baseball.com All-South region third team
and landed on the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) first team for
a second straight year.

Upton ranks 17th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 40th
in on base percentage (.509). He finished the season second in the NEAC
for hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), fourth in batting average
(.440), sixth in on base percentage (.509), seventh in total bases (77),
11th in triples (two) and slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC
Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com
Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a
new school record in hits (218).

Upton was the only North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) player on the
ABCA All-South region teams. Wells College catcher Dylan Nolan and Keuka
College shortstop Brooks Vertoske were picked to the ABCA All-New York
second team.

Gallaudet has nine ABCA All-Region selections in its history.

The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches
Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America
Committee.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for
ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors. ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans will be
announced on the evening of Thursday, May 30.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes
nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II
and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold
Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

note:

What is the difference between ABCA honors and D3 honors?
Both are sort of same thing – but with one big difference.

D3 is open to all NCAA-III colleges that field baseball
teams.

ABCA is open only to dues-paying members. This is a huge
difference because one college in Gallaudet’s baseball
conference is not a dues-paying member. That college has
one of the best NCAA-III baseball players in the nation,
but since the college is not a member, he is not getting
the national honor that Cameron is getting!

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Eastern North Carolina track

part of newspaper story

GREENSBORO — Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf junior Jeremiah
Deans placed third in the boys shot put at the North Carolina High School
Athletic Association 1-A track and field championship meet Saturday, May
18.

Deans, who was the 1-A Mideast Regional runner-up, produced a season-best
toss of 48 feet, 8.5 inches, which was 15.5 inches farther than his
regional throw. Riley Blalock of Murphy was the winner with a heave of
50-1 while Cherokee’s Sterling Santa Maria was second at 49-5.75.

Deans finished fourth at the state 1-A meet in 2018.

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New Mexico boys’ basketball

6’10 Deven Thompson has accepted a basketball
scholarship offer from Northern New Mexico
College.

It is a NAIA program. This school offers
bachelor’s, associate degrees and certificates.

Basketball is the only varsity program the
college offers, which is quite unusual because
almost all colleges offer an array of fall,
winter and spring sports!

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deaf pro female golfer

from a web posting today

Born with a hearing impairment, prodigy golfer Diksha Dagar won her first
professional title at 18.

Today, Dagar, who wears hearing aids, can boast of many wins.

She’s the second Indian to win a title on the Ladies European Tour (LET),
and was also a front-runner in the race for LET’s ‘Rookie of the Year’
award in 2016.

Diksha has been encouraged by her father, Narender Dagar to never view her
disability as an impediment in the way of her goals. Needless to say, she
can be safely counted among India’s high-performing women golfers.

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random deafsports thoughts

When hearing colleges (not Gallaudet or RIT) recruit
deaf athletes, do these college coaches and administrators
see to that they succeed academically, get accommodations
as well as ample playing time?

There have been recruited deaf athletes that drop out
of these hearing colleges for these reasons. Some
succeed but many don’t.

A recruited baseball player got very upset when he
was ignored during campus social life and events
and left school after attending classes only for
a very short time. He transferred to Gallaudet
and graduated as a happy student and as honored player.

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Elite deaf athletes, pro football

Derrick Coleman, who played with the Cardinals,
is now a free agent. The Cardinals let him go
without extending him a contract.

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Gallaudet Athletics online store

http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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