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USA Deaf Volleyball looking for beach volleyball players

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Michelle Skowzgird makes a dig for USA Deaf Volleyball as Shana Lehmann looks on at 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Photo courtesy of USA Deaf Volleyball)

Washington, DC – The 2017 Summer Deaflympics will be held at Atakum Beach in Samsun, Turkey on July 18-30, 2017.

The USA Deaf Volleyball needs to identify potential athletes for the 2017 DeaflympicsBeach Volleyball. If you are that athlete, please send your name, height, age, and number of years of beach experience to US Beach Director Dyan Sue Kovacs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before November 4, 2016.

If you know any hard of hearing or deaf beach volleyball athlete, please share this exciting news with them and have them contact Dyan via email for more information.

More information will be provided by the US Organizing committee soon about a general idea of the costs and packages provided during the athlete’s stay in Samsun. Contact US Beach Director Kovacs for US Athletic criteria.

Contact: Dyan Sue Kovacs, US Beach Director

Uber pays for Dallas driver's trip to deaf Olympics

USADVDALLAS - Uber is helping one of its drivers compete in the Deaflympics.

Ryan Poindexter drives for Uber in the DFW area. He was nominated for the UberWISH initiative, a program that helps drivers’ dreams come true.

Poindexter is a member of the United States deaf men’s volleyball team. He’s been working as a driver hoping to make enough money to make it to next year’s Deaflympics in Turkey.

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Source: FOX 4 News

Thousands watch Burbank native sign 'Hamilton' hit

By Anthony Clark Carpio

USA Deaf VolleyballA Burbank native is trying to show others that there is beauty and emotion within American Sign Language.

Sarah Tubert, 23, a graduate of the Burbank High School, had always enjoyed covering songs in ASL for her friends and family. Earlier this month, she was encouraged to record one of those performances, a cover of the song "Alexander Hamilton" from the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

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Source: Los Angeles Times

Jordan Kohl: Determined to make a difference

By Brooke Phillips

Texas State UniversityBeing a college athlete is a full-time job. While athletes must work hard by going to practices and performing in games, they also have to focus on school and getting their degrees.

For one Texas State Women’s volleyball player, getting her degree means so much more than just a title.

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Source: The University Star

Abby Jensen: A Story of Adaptation and Success

By Jenna Galloway

Idaho StatePOCATELLO, Idaho – Sophomore outside hitter Abby Jensen has made an immediate impact on the Bengal volleyball program. The former WAC freshman of the year transferred to Idaho State prior to the start of the 2016 season, and she's already making waves in the Big Sky as she ranks sixth in both kills and points per set. She's strong and confident; a byproduct she says is a result of growing up partially deaf.

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Source: Idaho State University Athletics

David Smith and Team USA Bring Home Bronze

2016 Rio OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- UC Irvine All-American David Smith and the U.S. men's volleyball team rallied from an 0-2 deficit to beat Russia, 23-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-13 to capture the bronze medal at Maracanazinho Arena Sunday.

It was the fifth men's volleyball meda all-time, the second bronze to go with three gold medals. The U.S. men went 5-3 at the Rio Olympic Games, including a victory over gold medal winners Brazil.

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Source: UC Irvine Athletics

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