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.
As part of a special U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to China, Dr. Becky Clark, a Board member of the USA Deaf Sports Federation visited Guangzhou, China last week. Dr. Clark was accompanied by Dr. Andrea Woodson-Smith, a 2012 Paralympian.
In a historic event, the USA Deaf Sports Federation has become the first national deaf sports organization in the world to endorse the Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport, an international document that affirms women
In a special ceremony on January 28, in collaboration with the office of the Honorable Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Olympic and Paralympic Caucus, the USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) will endorse the Brighton Declaration on Women and Sport, an international document that seeks equality for women in all levels of sport.