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NDIAA announces 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 2015-2016 winter season. All-American awards will be announced soon.
D1 Boys Basketball Maryland
Division I Boys Basketball National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (24-6)
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Player of the Year: Noah Valencia, California School for the Deaf, Riverside
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Coach of the Year: Chris Hamilton, Texas School for the Deaf
D1 Girls Basketball Maryland
Division I Girls Basketball National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (26-3)
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Player of the Year: Adele Daniels, Maryland School for the Deaf
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Coach of the Year: Brian Sipek, Texas School for the Deaf
D2 Minnesota Boys
Division II Boys Basketball National Champions
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (18-10)
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Player of the Year: Agron Deski, New York School for the Deaf
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Coach of the Year: Lee Jones, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
D2 Girls Basketball Rochester
Division II Girls Basketball National Champions
Rochester School for the Deaf (9-8)
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Player of the Year: Brianna DiGiovanni, Rochester School for the Deaf
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Coach of the Year: Bill Estes, Ohio School for the Deaf
Wrestling Texas
Wrestling National Champions
Texas School for the Deaf (4-1)
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Wrestler of the Year: Andrew Todd, Indiana School for the Deaf
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Coach of the Year: Mike Estrada, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

## 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. ##

Trojans selected as NDIAA DII National Deaf Champions

By Matt Bigelow

minnesotaThe basketball season for the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf is the gift that keeps on giving.

After enjoying a season that included a GPSD tournament title, a home section win and many other accomplishments, MSAD’s basketball team was selected as the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association Division II Team of the Year.

Read more: http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_4c491e0d-5f40-5909-acf7-0c0225a0f5ea.html

Source: Faribault Daily News

MSAD Volleyball named NDIAA Team of the Year

By Matt Bigelow

minnesotaFor the eighth year in a row, the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf volleyball team was named the NDIAA Division II National Deaf Team of the Year.

The Trojans, who were named team of the year Tuesday, went 20-7 during the 2015 season in what could’ve been considered a rebuilding season given the amount of talent lost from the previous year’s team.

Read more: http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_46ee0839-a72c-5004-bcdc-5c242640ab18.html

Source: Faribault Daily News

Illinois boys and Maryland girls win Track & Field National Championships

The USA Deaf Track & Field (USADTF) and National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced yesterday that the Illinois School for the Deaf boys and Maryland School for the Deaf girls won the 2015 Track & Field National Championships. The scoring for the National Championship award is based on schools submitting their teams’ best performances during the 2015 track & field season.

The Illinois School for the Deaf boys track and field team won their eighth Track and Field National Championship since 2002 with 111 points edging past Texas School for the Deaf who came in second with 106.5 points. Maryland School for the Deaf came in third with 100 points.

Gashaw Duhamel of Model Secondary School for the Deaf was named the Track athlete of the year. Duhamel set two new prep Deaf school records in 1600m with a time of 4:25.98 and 3200m with a time of 9:41.19. Justin Flanery of Louisiana School for the Deaf was selected as the Field athlete of the year. Flannery had the best long jump for 2015 with a distance of 21-10.00 and was tied for best triple jump with 42-07.00. Kathy McHugh of California School for the Deaf, Fremont was recognized as the boys track & field coach of the year.

The girls team from Maryland School for the Deaf won their first National Championship since 2003 with 106.4 points. Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf finished second with 85.4 points. California School for the Deaf, Riverside and Louisiana School for the Deaf tied for third place with 55 points.

Daijuhnae Williams of California School for the Deaf, Fremont was named Track athlete of the year. Only a freshman, Williams had the best times for 200m (27.60), 400m (1:04.06) and 300m hurdles (50.23). She also had the second best long jump of the year at 15-09.50. La’Terria Hampton of Florida School for the Deaf & Blind was selected as the Field athlete of the year. Hampton had the best shot put throw with 39-07.00 and finished second place at the Florida class 1A state championship. Randy Shank of Maryland School for the Deaf was named coach of the year.

2015 High School Track & Field Results

2015 Illinois Boys Track Natl Champ
2015 USADTF/NDIAA Boys Track & Field National Champions - Illinois School for the Deaf

2015 Maryland Girls Track Natl Champ
2015 USADTF/NDIAA Girls Track & Field National Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf

Gashaw Duhamel
2015 Boys Track Athlete of the Year - Gashaw Duhamel, Model

Justin Flannery
2015 Boys Field Athlete of the Year - Justin Flannery, Louisiana

Kathy McHugh
2015 Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year - Kathy McHugh, Fremont

Dajuhnae Williams
2015 Girls Track Athlete of the Year - Dajuhnae Williams, Fremont

LaTerria Hampton
2015 Girls Field Athlete of the Year - La’Terria Hampton, Florida

Randy Shank
2015 Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year - Randy Shank, Maryland

*All photos courtesy of NDIAA.

NDIAA recognizes 2014-2015 Athletes of the Year

The National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) announced the selections of the 5th annual Female and Male Division 1 & 2 Athletes of the Year. The award recognizes athletes who have made significant impact on the schools’ athletic programs.

The four recipients of the 2014-2015 NDIAA Athletes of the Year are Tessa Lewis (Senior-Maryland), Austin Sliva-Wynne, Jr. (Junior-Texas), Brianna DiGiovanni (Junior-Rochester) and Rashard Witherspoon (Senior-Tennessee). All four athletes were also recognized as SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month during the past academic year for their outstanding athletic achievements.

2015 Athlete of the Year Tessa Lewis - Maryland
2014-2015 NDIAA Division 1 Female Athlete of the Year - Tessa Lewis, Maryland

2015 Athlete of the Year Austin Sliva-Wynne - Texas
2014-2015 NDIAA Division 1 Male Athlete of the Year - Austin Sliva-Wynne, Texas

2015 Athlete of the Year Brianna DiGiovanni - Rochester
2014-2015 NDIAA Division 2 Female Athlete of the Year - Brianna DiGiovanni, Rochester

2015 Athlete of the Year Rashard Witherspoon - Tennessee
2014-2015 NDIAA Division 2 Male Athlete of the Year - Rashard Witherspoon, Tennessee

NDIAA announces 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 2014-2015 winter season. 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. All-American awards will be announced soon.

Indiana Boys BBDivision I Boys Basketball National Champions
Indiana School for the Deaf (16-8)

Preston Kelly
Player of the Year: Preston Kelly, Indiana School for the Deaf

Keith Westhoelter
Coach of the Year: Keith Westhoelter, Indiana School for the Deaf

Maryland Girls BBDivision I Girls Basketball National Champions
Maryland School for the Deaf (26-3)

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

Amy Mowl
Coach of the Year: Amy Mowl, Maryland School for the Deaf

Alabama Boys BB
Division II Boys Basketball National Champions
Alabama School for the Deaf (16-10)

Jairee Hill
Player of the Year: Jairee Hill, Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Walter Ripley
Coach of the Year: Walter Ripley, Alabama School for the Deaf

Minnesota Girls BB
Division II Girls Basketball National Champions
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (18-9)

Brianna DiGiovanni
Player of the Year: Brianna DiGiovanni, Rochester School for the Deaf

Charles Palmer
Coach of the Year: Charles Palmer, Rochester School for the Deaf

Riverside Wrestling
Wrestling National Co-Champions
California School for the Deaf, Riverside (17-7-1)

Indiana Wrestling
Wrestling National Co-Champions
Indiana School for the Deaf (20-7)

Mijali Enriquez
Wrestler of the Year: Mijail Enriquez, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Jonathan Kessel
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Kessel, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

 
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