Thursday, January 18, 2018
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VOLLEYBALL

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

Jordan Kohl on USA World Deaf title: “The feeling was indescribable”

By Ed Chan

USA Deaf VolleyballWhen Jordan Kohl was 3, her parents realized that something was wrong. Their daughter wasn’t forming full sentences the way she should and wasn’t able to say certain words. They had Jordan’s hearing tested, and found that she had about 58-59 decibels of hearing loss in both ears.

It’s likely that the last thing they considered at that time was that their daughter would grow to 6-foot-3 and 20 years later lead the USA to its first World Deaf Volleyball Championships gold medal.

Read more: http://www.volleyballmag.com/articles/43944-jordan-kohl-on-usa-world-deaf-title-the-feeling-was-indescribable

Source: Volleyball Magazine

EMU's Taylor, Team USA finish fifth at World Deaf Volleyball Championships

By David DeGuzman

USA Deaf VolleyballWASHINGTON, D.C. (WHSV) -- On the final day of the World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Washington, D.C., Eastern Mennonite's Hunter Taylor helped the United States earn fifth place in the eight-team competition.

The U.S. defeated Japan in three games (25-18, 25-18, 25-18), ending Hunter Taylor's summer of international competition on a high note.

Read more & view video: http://www.whsv.com/content/sports/EMUs-Taylor-Team-USA-finish-fifth-at-World-Deaf-Volleyball-Championships-387050011.html

Source: WHSV

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Kohl, US win World Deaf gold medal

USA Deaf VolleyballVOLLEYBALL Central grad Kohl helps U.S. win title

Former Central High School standout Jordan Kohl, who now plays for Texas State University, helped Team USA sweep Ukraine 25-19, 25-11, 25-21 in the gold medal match at the 2016 World Deaf Volleyball Championships at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Read more: http://www.gosanangelo.com/sports/local/local-roundup-kohl-us-win-world-deaf-gold-medal-37b28c34-b790-2ffa-e053-0100007fc44c-387035021.html

Source: Standard-Times

 
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