2020/05/01

DeafDigest Sports – April 29-May 1, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— two dedications

— Gallaudet honors

— Gallaudet hall of fame

— elite deaf pool player

— college deaf basketball player

— Maryland football opponent

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Note: there were no DeafDigest Sports
editions in recent days – due to scarcity
of deaf sports in the news almost every day!

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Dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to
Frank Smith, Boston, MA metro area, that departed
us.

Part of obit says:
He was graduate of the Horace Mann School
for the Deaf in 1948 where he also coached men’s basketball from
1952-1954

He was an active member of the Quincy Deaf Club, participating and
coaching both basketball and softball. He played for over 30 years and
served as New England Athletic Association for the Deaf softball
commissioner 1980-1986. In 1981, he was instrumental and helped to
organize Foxboro serving as the host town to the 30th Annual Men’s
N.E.A.A.D Deaf Softball tournament.

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Another dedication

DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to James Harlow Johnson
that departed us.

He was not deaf but not that too many years ago he wrote a
book named “Dummy Hanson” (copyright 2008) – a story about a deaf
baseball pitcher’s life in the hearing world.

DeafDigest Sports editor read that book and found it an interesting
reading.

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Gallaudet honors

Elsbury and Lane chosen as March Bison of the Month

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced
the March Bison of the Month recipients. Freshman Christina Elsbury (North
Canton, Ohio) of the softball team and senior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn
Center, Minn.) of the baseball team were selected for their strong
performances during the month of March.

lsbury made quite the splash during her freshman campaign in March. In
just five games, she posted a 3-0 record in the circle where she logged 18
innings pitched and struck out 23 batters as GU started the season 5-0,
its best start in seven years, before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the
cancelation of the rest of the 2020 season. Elsbury was named North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Pitcher of the Week on March 9. Elsbury
compiled a 2.33 ERA in three games pitched and averaged 8.94 strikeouts
per seven innings. The freshman had a strong presence at the plate as
well. Elsbury went 8-for-12 with three extra-base hits, seven RBI and a
batting average of .667.

A three-year member of the GU baseball team, Lane was off to an impressive
start to his senior season before spring athletic seasons were canceled
due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through 12 games, Lane went 16-for-39 from
the plate which included eight extra-base hits, highlighted by two home
runs and 11 RBI. The senior infielder boasted an impressive .410 batting
average through the 12 games played this season. In the field, Lane
totaled 15 putouts and 22 assists on 47 total chances on the year.

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Gallaudet hall of fame

Nomination deadline extended for Gallaudet University Athletics Hall of
Fame until May 29

WASHINGTON – The nomination deadline for the next Gallaudet University
Athletics Hall of Fame class has been extended until Friday, May 29, 2020.
If you haven’t had a chance to nominate a deserving former
student-athlete, coach or honorary member you still have time to complete
your nomination form (see below) and e-mail it to
halloffame@gallaudet.edu.

If you are interested in nominating someone please review the guidelines
http://gallaudet.prestosports.com/hof/pdf/guhof-guidelines.pdf

before you complete the form at:
http://gallaudet.prestosports.com/hof/pdf/guhof-nomination-edit.pdf

It is important to fill out the form completely and include supporting
documents such as old newspaper clippings, statistics and/or old photos to
help the selection committee with their decision. Letters of
recommendation will also be acceptable to submit.

If you have a question or comment about the GU Athletics Hall of Fame
please send your e-mail to halloffame@gallaudet.edu.

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Maryland football opponent

part of newspaper story

Halifax, Line Mountain, Newport, Juniata, Susquenita and Upper Dauphin
will join with James Buchanan to form the Mid-Penn Conference-Liberty
Division.

Maryland is scheduled to play James Buchanan HS on September 18th.

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college deaf athlete

Rogers Printup

senior, career completed

University of California at Davis (NCAA-I)

freshman – scoring average 1.1
sophomore – scoring average 3.8
junior – scoring average 3.5
senior – scoring average 3.6

in his last season, averaged 16.5 minutes per game, down from 18.3 as a senior

question:

will he play deaf club basketball?

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elite deaf athlete

Joe Swail – part of newspaper story

‘I believed I could go all the way’: Joe Swail relives World Championship
semi-final run 20 years on

Joe Swail revelled in a fairytale run to the World Snooker Championship
semi-finals at the famous Crucible 20 years ago this week

But Belfast cueman Swail – who incredibly followed his 2000 heroics with
another stunning run to the last four the following season, pocketing a
total of almost £170,000 in the process

Swail is hearing impaired. At the age of 50 he is still competing
professionally.

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random deafsports thoughts

will deaf schools sports resume (football, soccer, volleyball
and cross country) resume when fall season comes in?

Hope so, but no one really knows. We read all about NFL, MLB,
NHL and NBA resuming their sports, but will they really?

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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.