Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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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.

Read more: http://star.txstate.edu/2016/09/20/jordan-kohl-determined-to-make-a-difference/

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.

Read more: http://www.isubengals.com/news/2016/9/18/womens-volleyball-abby-jensen-a-story-of-adaptation-and-success.aspx

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.

Read more: http://ucirvinesports.com/sports/m-volley/2015-16/releases/20160821pajtj0

Source: UC Irvine Athletics

Olympic vollyeball player David Smith, who is nearly deaf, excels for US team

By Scott Stump

2016 Rio OlympicsWhen David Smith was growing up in California, the only time his parents sprung for a cable television subscription was to watch all the different Olympic events.

Smith, who is nearly deaf, may have been watching them with closed captioning on, but that never slowed him down when it came to his own Olympic dream.

Read more: http://www.today.com/news/olympic-vollyeball-player-david-smith-who-nearly-deaf-excels-us-t101753

Source: Today News

Norfolk grad to compete in 2017 Deaflympics

By Erin Bell

USA Deaf VolleyballIt was slow motion.

That’s how Kali Frowick remembers the final point that won the U.S. deaf volleyball team the gold medal in the World Deaf Volleyball Championships in 2016.

Ukraine sent a free ball to the U.S. and the 2011 Norfolk High grad was there to receive it.

Read more: http://norfolkdailynews.com/sports/norfolk-grad-to-compete-in-deaflympics/article_4cbf7722-5b1c-11e6-b270-bb4c6a3b77d2.html

Source: Norfolk Daily News

Taylor helps national men’s volleyball team qualify for Deaflympics

By Walt Wiltschek

USA Deaf VolleyballEastern Mennonite University (EMU) volleyball was represented on the international stage earlier this summer when Hunter Taylor showcased his skills at the PanAm regional qualifiers and the World Deaf Volleyball Championships at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C.

Read more: http://emu.edu/now/news/2016/08/taylor-helps-national-mens-volleyball-team-qualify-deaflympics/

Source: Eastern Mennonite University

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