USADSF is excited to announce both Lauren Weibert and Blair Esson as the USADSF 2015 SportsWoman and SportsMan for their endurance and commitment to their sports and recognizes their success in bringing home the Gold.
The USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) announced that Emily Hangstefer of Signal Mountain, Tenn. was named the 2013 USADSF Sportswoman of the Year during the USADSF House of Delegates meeting on November 9, 2013 for her performance at the 2013 Deaflympics in Sofia, Bulgaria. The 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is the first tennis player to receive the honor.
The Board of the USA Deaf Sports Federation recognized Howard Gorrell for his contributions to the world of deaf sports and the resurgence of U.S. Deaf Swimming on the world stage at the close of the 2012 House of Delegates last month in Houston.