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NDIAA announces National Champions for spring 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 spring season. All-American awards will be announced soon.

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

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

mtakacs
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)

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

jbianco
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

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

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

sfuerst
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

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

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

rshank
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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