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Gallaudet athletics had its day in the sun this past Saturday as the Bison were featured twice on the pages of The Washington Post.
The baseball team landed on the front page (Section A1) for its historic win on Thursday, April 1 to end a Capital Athletic Conference losing streak that dated back to 1997. The Bison defeated Stevenson University 5-3 in the first game of a conference doubleheader at Hoy Field. The victory to those not present was initially taken as an “April Fool’s Day” joke but Post reporters Mark Viera and Zach Berman penned that the win was no joke and a great relief and reason for celebration for the Bison team. Read the entire story, titled “No joke: Gallaudet ends 13-year skid in baseball.”
A moving column written by Post award-winning columnist Mike Wise featured Gallaudet women’s basketball season and Head Coach Kevin Cook appeared on the front page of the sports section, days before Coach Cook receives the prestigious Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Carol Eckman Award on Tuesday, April 6, in San Antonio, Tex., the site of the 2010 NCAA Division I Final Four. Read the entire story, titled “Gallaudet coach pushes past pain.”
Two features in one edition of the Washington Post is a first for Gallaudet athletics.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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