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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

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)

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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. ##

 

2016 Track & Field championships claimed by Minnesota boys and Maryland girls

The Minnesota Trojans boys track and field won their second national championship in three years nudging Maryland Orioles by just three points. Minnesota came out on top for the 2016 track season with 143.5 points and Maryland had 140 points. Texas rounded out the top three with 115.5 points.

Minnesota had the best performance in the 200m, 400m, high jump, triple jump, and 3200m relay events. The team also scored in top-eight in 16 of 18 events. The two events that Minnesota did not have a top-eight finish was in the discus and javelin.

Only one prep and prep Deaf school record was broken this year and it was in the 3200m by Tennessee’s Gashaw Duhmael. The new record is 9:37.65 and that broke the Deaf prep record which was 9:41.19 and prep record which was 9:38.86. Duhamel also was named the track of the year athlete and will run for University of Tennessee next year.

Kyrell Cummings of Minnesota was recognized as the field of the year athlete and Steven Fuerst also of Minnesota was selected as coach of the year.

MSAD boys win mythical national championship in track and field

Maryland Orioles girls track and field won their second straight and sixth overall national championship in a landslide. Maryland ran away with the 2016 national championship with 188 points. Fremont came in second with 77 points and Texas at third with 65 points.

Maryland placed first in seven events which were 400m, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, high jump, javelin, 400m relay, and 800m relay. The team also had a top-eight finish in all 18 events.

Shanieka Coleman of Mississippi was named the track athlete of the year. Coleman won the Mississippi class 1A state championship in the 100m and wrapped up her career with four state championships. Fremont’s Daijuhnae Williams was named the field athlete of the year and Maryland’s Randy Shank was recognized as the coach of the year.

2016 NDIAA/USADTF Prep Results

2016 Minnesota Boys Track EMAC Champs
2016 Boys NDIAA/USADTF Track & Field National Champions - Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSAD Athletics).

2016 Maryland Girls ESDAA Track Champs
2016 Girls NDIAA/USADTF Track & Field National Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSD).

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

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