2019/12/26

DeafDigest Sports – December 26, 2019

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— Dedication to a departed athlete

— random deafsports thoughts

— Helmet Bowl, Gallaudet in Final 8

— college athlete, soccer

— elite athlete, curling

— pro golfer

— finally a newspaper story

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/26/19

go to:
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Dedication to a departed athlete

Gwen Rocque

part of the obit said:

She represented the United States four times in tennis, participating in
the 1965 Deaf Olympics in Washington D.C. as the youngest player at the
age of 16 years old. In Yugoslavia, she won 2 golds and a silver. In
Malmo, Sweden she won bronze and a gold. In Romania, she had the honor of
being the flag bearer as well as winning a gold, silver and bronze.

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Gallaudet football helmet

Gallaudet Bison advance to Elite 8 round in Helmet Bowl III,
vote for Gallaudet daily

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University is one of eight teams left standing in
Helmet Bowl III presented by Helmet Tracker. The Bison are the No. 2 seed
in the South Region and are going up against No. 16 seed St. Thomas
University (Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. The winner will advance to
the semifinal round of the national tournament to find the best football
helmet in the country.

People can vote by logging onto www.helmetbowl.com or via this direct
link: https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

Fans are encouraged to use all of their devices and browsers to vote, no
need to login, until the polls close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. (EST).

Gallaudet’s helmet won its conference (Eastern Collegiate Football
Conference) for a third straight year and was seeded second in the South
Region. In the first round, GU dispatched No. 15 seed Austin College
Kangaroos (61 percent to 39 percent). In the second round, Gallaudet took
down No. 9 seed Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) by the
margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. In the third round, GU defeated No. 4
seed University of Richmond by the tally of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Gallaudet won Helmet Bowl I, two years ago, and reached the “Sweet 16”
round last year before losing to Lafayette College. Dickinson College
(NCAA Division III) won Helmet Bowl II last year.

Fans can vote daily from all of their devices here:
https://helmettracker.com/helmet-bowl-iii-national-championship/.

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college deaf athlete

Eddie Perry

junior

men’s soccer

DePaul University (NCAA-I)

Did he play?

His bio says:

2017 (Freshman): Did not compete on the field

2018 (Sophomore): Did not compete on the field

and in 2019, his name has not shown up on the team stats

Why has he not played in his three seasons with the team?

Do not know why!

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elite deaf athlete

Holly Jamieson

Canada

curling

still active; her last appearance was at the
Sherwood Mixed Doubles Classic at Edmonton

Her hearing team did not qualify for the 2nd round

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pro golfer

part of newspaper story

Dagar aiming for SA Women’s Open double

Cape Town – Defending champion Diksha Dagar is eager to recreate the
performance that propelled her to instant stardom when she takes up her
title defence in the Investec South African Women’s Open from March 12-14,
2020.

The 18-year-old deaf golfer became the youngest Indian woman to win on the
distinguished Ladies European Tour with a popular and emotional maiden
victory last March

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finally a newspaper story on deaf hockey

Shelton’s Gintolis lead U.S. team to gold

part of newspaper story

Shelton’s Gintoli brothers have added more trophies to their collection
after leading the United States ice hockey team to gold at the 2019 Winter
Deaflympics.

Peter and Garrett Gintoli each scored as the U.S. team defeated Canada 7-3
to capture the gold medal on Sunday in Valtellina Valchiavenna, Italy. The
U.S. team made the finals after topping rival Russia 7-3 — the first
American victory over the Russians in some two decades in Deaflympic
competition

note:
DeafDigest Sports editor was burned by a fake media posting that said
Canada was playing Russia in the championship finals. There were no
newspaper stories until this one came up!

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random deafsports talk

DeafDigest Sports always wonder why some deaf collegiate
athletes sit on the bench for three full seasons, not
even playing a minute (in any sport).

One of DeafDigest Sports editor’s friends played
football at an Ivy League college. He was a member
of the team for four seasons – and never played a
minute in a varsity game – until the coach put
him on the kick off team (after a 4th quarter
touchdown in the dying minutes). The ball
flew out of bounds and there was nothing he
could do, except to leave the field – just one
play in his four seasons as member.  He did
play a lot with the JV team but it is not the
same as playing on the varsity!  It was a
Senior’s Day that he got in on the kicking
team for just one glorious out of bounds play.

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