2020/06/17

DeafDigest Sports – – June 11-17, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— elite deaf rugby player

— college deaf lacrosse player

— message from Rochester

— about British Channel successful deaf swimmer

— a deaf pro golfer

— Minnesota sports

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Minnesota sports

part of newspaper story

Potential end to Faribault/Bethlehem Academy co-op sparks conversation,
concerns

The Faribault School Board recently drafted a proposal that would dissolve
the high school’s co-operative athletic agreement with Bethlehem Academy, a
cross-town private school with roughly 200 students 9-12. In 2019-20, FBA
students took 54 spots across 12 of the 13 athletics and activities
offered, including girls hockey (pictured), wrestling and tennis, just to name a
few.

note:
While Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf was not mentioned in the
story, this presents a big concern. Deaf athletes from MSAD have played
baseball, softball, hockey, diving (one was a top 10 state diver),
etc.

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Rochester sports

from an email

I will be retiring as of Aug. 31st.  I am not sure yet who will be taking
my place.  It has been a pleasure working with you and thank you for all you do!

Fondly,

Mary Cook
Athletic Director

note:
Mary was a great athletic director to work with DeafDigest Sports
editor. She will be missed.

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a deaf pro golfer

part of newspaper story

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Amber Bosworth is a pro golfer and Frisco
resident, who was raised in Southlake and graduated from Carroll High
School.

Bosworth ended up golfing at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee,
and turned pro in August of 2018.

While Amber has only 39% hearing… she’s 100% a fighter.

Her absolute goal is to give everything she’s got to earn a living as a
specialist golfer, and Bosworth also offers a bigger goal in mind.

note:
A specialist golfer? Not sure what this means!

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about British Channel successful deaf swimmer

part of newspaper story

Gertrude Ederle: The Upper West Side’s Star Swimmer

Photos and newsreel clips from 1926 show Gertrude Ederle wearing a
two-piece red swimsuit and matching bathing cap as she emerges victorious
onto the banks of the English Channel. At 20, on her second try and coated
in sheep grease, after having battled rough waves and stinging jellyfish,
she had crossed from France in 14 1/2 hours. This was 1 hour and 59 seconds
faster than the men’s record.

She was the first woman to accomplish this feat and would become one of
the most famous athletes in the world.

Complications resulting from contracting measles at age 5 marked her life
forever, leaving her partly deaf in her right ear.

She became completely deaf and while she no longer competed, her interest
in sports continued as she taught swimming for many years at the Lexington
School for the Deaf.

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elite deaf athlete

Jodie Ounsley
national British women’s sevens rugby player

Ounsley is one of the up-and-coming stars of the England Sevens Women’s
team and hopes to be selected to represent Great Britain at the rearranged
Olympics in Tokyo next summer.

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college deaf lacrosse player

Teanna Sieben

rising junior

Lenoir-Rhyne (North Carolina, NCAA-II)

women’s lacrosse

was the team starter at goalie, started 5 of her team’s 6 games
before the season was cancelled because of the Pandemic.

Led her team to a 4-2 record.

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random deafsports thoughts

Was it worth it for Gertrude Ederle to attempt the British Channel
swim? She was already deaf in one ear, and ignored doctors’ advice
to give up swimming.

After the swim, she became deaf in the other ear!

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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