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NDIAA recognizes Maryland and Texas as national champions for baseball and softball

Photos courtesy of NDIAA

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced the selections of Maryland (baseball) and Texas (softball) as the 2017 National Champions. Selections for individual honors will be announced at a later date.

Baseball - The national championship is Maryland’s second straight tile and third championship in the program’s history. Maryland’s season was highlighted with their second straight Hoy championship and finished third in the Western division of Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC).

Softball - The recognition marks Texas’ third straight national championship and sixth overall. Texas also wins their first outright title after sharing the honor with Maryland (2015) and Indiana (2016). Texas won their second straight Hoy championship dominating the competition and also made their first ever appearance in the TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) semifinals.

2017 Maryland Baseball Natl Champs
2017 Baseball National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (7-7-1)

2017 Texas Softball Natl Champs
2017 Softball National Champions
Texas School for the Deaf (13-13)

## NDIAA was established in the summer of 2007 at the Athletic Directors' Conference in New Mexico. Athletic Directors from deaf schools throughout agreed to form NDIAA which would have a committee of Athletic Directors/Supervisors overseeing the selection process for team and individual awards. ##

2017 Prep Top 50 Best Performances and Awards Announced

National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) and USA Deaf Track & Field (USADTF) have compiled the 2017 Prep Top 50 Best Performances.

This year, 31 and 30 schools have turned in their boys and girls best performances respectively.

Maryland School for the Deaf has become the third school to win both boys and girls Team of the Year. The last time this happened was 25 years ago in 1992 where Alabama won both boys and girls Team of the Year. The first team to do so was Georgia in 1975.

After reviewing and compiling the finishes of all Track & Field events, the committee has declared the Team of the Year, Track Athlete of the Year, Field Athlete of the Year, and Coach of the Year honors for boys and girls.

2017 Maryland Boys Track Champs
Boys
Top: Team of the Year – Maryland School for the Deaf
Left: Track Athlete of the Year – Bobga Tete, Maryland
Middle: Field Athlete of the Year – Calel Aramboles, Fremont
Right: Coach of the Year – Onyemachi Davis, Indiana

2017 Maryland Girls Track Champs
Girls
Top: Team of the Year – Maryland School for the Deaf
Left: Track Athlete of the Year – Emelia Beldon, Maryland
Middle: Field Athlete of the Year – Daijuhnae Williams, Fremont
Right: Coach of the Year – Julie Tobin, Arkansas

2017 Prep Top 50 Best Performances

More about NDIAA, please visit – www.ndiaa.us

Older prep top best performances results, Tracksters of the Year and Coach of the Year history can be found on website.

Reprinted from USA Deaf Track & Field - http://www.usadtf.org/2017/06/2017-prep-top-50/

NDIAA announces 2017 National Champions for winter sports and individual awards

Photos courtesy of NDIAA

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2016-2017 winter season.

Fremont Boys Basketball
2017 Division I Boys National Co-Champions

California School for the Deaf, Fremont (25-8)

Indiana Boys Basketball
2017 Division I Boys National Co-Champions

Indiana School for the Deaf (11-13)

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Player of the Year:
Esau Zornoza, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Coach of the Year: None

Maryland Girls Basketball
2017 Division I Girls National Champions

Maryland School for the Deaf (26-2)

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Player of the Year:
Emelia Beldon, Maryland School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year:
Amanda Huser, Indiana School for the Deaf

Mississippi Boys Basketball
2017 Division II Boys National Champions

Mississippi School for the Deaf (8-14)

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Player of the Year:
Jerome Payne, Wisconsin School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year:
John Monahan, Marie Philip School

Mississippi Girls Basketball
2017 Division II Girls National Champions

Mississippi School for the Deaf (18-5)

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Player of the Year:
Kylisha Cathey, Mississippi School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year:
Nicole Laszczynski, Delaware School for the Deaf

Texas Wrestling
2017 Wrestling National Champions

Texas School for the Deaf (10-1)

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Wrestler of the Year:
Stone Leiker, Texas School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year:
Jeff Courtney, Texas School for the Deaf

## NDIAA was established in the summer of 2007 at the Athletic Directors' Conference in New Mexico. Athletic Directors from deaf schools throughout agreed to form NDIAA which would have a committee of Athletic Directors/Supervisors overseeing the selection process for team and individual awards. ##

Texas sweeps first-ever NDIAA Cross-Country awards

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The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announces first-ever Cross Country (XC) National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2016 fall season. There were no National Champions recognition for girls team as there were only three teams and the minimum number of teams for this award to be given is four.

Texas Cross Country
2016 Boys Cross Country National Champions
Texas School for the Deaf

Joe Cardenas
Male Runner of the Year: Joe Cardenas, Texas

Jaida Scott
Female Runner of the Year: Jaida Scott, Texas

Nick Bannon
Coach of the Year: Nick Bannon, Texas

NDIAA announces National Champions for fall sports and individual awards

Photos courtesy of NDIAA

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2016 fall season.

Maryland Football
2016 11-Man Football National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (11-0)

Jax Pedersen
Player of the Year: Jax Pedersen, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Warren Keller
Coach of the Year: Warren Keller, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Louisiana Football
2016 8-Man Football National Champions
Louisiana School for the Deaf (8-0)

Raul Melgar
Player of the Year: Raul Melgar, Kansas School for the Deaf

Susan Gremillion
Coach of the Year: Susan Gremillion, Louisiana School for the Deaf

Texas Volleyball
2016 Division 1 Volleyball National Champions
Texas School for the Deaf (23-21)

Karita Lewis
Player of the Year: Karita Lewis, Maryland School for the Deaf

RJ Kaufman
Coach of the Year: RJ Kaufman, Texas School for the Deaf

Western Pennsylvania Volleyball
2016 Division 2 Volleyball National Champions
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (15-7)

Kayla Mitchell
Player of the Year: Kayla Mitchell, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Christie Homell
Coach of the Year: Christie Homell, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Western Pennsylvanina Soccer
2016 Soccer National Champions
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (12-7-2)

Ahmed Mahmoud
Player of the Year: Ahmed Mahmoud, Rochester School for the Deaf

Raymond Mukhailov
Player of the Year: Raymond Mukhailov, Lexington School for the Deaf

Mary Cook
Coach of the Year: Mary Cook, Rochester School for the Deaf

## NDIAA was established in the summer of 2007 at the Athletic Directors' Conference in New Mexico. Athletic Directors from deaf schools throughout agreed to form NDIAA which would have a committee of Athletic Directors/Supervisors overseeing the selection process for team and individual awards. ##

NDIAA announces National Champions for spring sports and individual awards

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The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced National Champions, Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year awards for the 2016 spring season. All-American awards will be announced soon.

Maryland Baseball
Baseball National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (9-7)

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Player of the Year: Austin Sliva-Wynne, Texas School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year: Mike Takacs, Indiana School for the Deaf

Indiana Softball
Softball National Co-Champions
Indiana School for the Deaf (15-6)

Texas Softball
Softball National Co-Champions
Texas School for the Deaf (7-8)

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Player of the Year: Isabella Paulone, Indiana School for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year: Jill Bianco, Indiana School for the Deaf

Minnesota Boys Track
Boys Track & Field National Champions
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

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Track Athlete of the Year: Gashaw Duhamel, Tennessee School for the Deaf

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Field Athlete of the Year: Kyrell Cummings. Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

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Coach of the Year: Steven Fuerst, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Maryland Girls Track
Girls Track & Field National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf

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Track Athlete of the Year: Shanieka Coleman, Mississippi School for the Deaf

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Field Athlete of the Year: Dajuhnae Williams, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

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Coach of the Year: Randy Shank, Maryland School for the Deaf

## NDIAA was established in the summer of 2007 at the Athletic Directors' Conference in New Mexico. Athletic Directors from deaf schools throughout agreed to form NDIAA which would have a committee of Athletic Directors/Supervisors overseeing the selection process for team and individual awards. ##

 

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