WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Gallaudet University Athletics Department recently announced the two recipients for the Bison of the Month award presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS) for September and both are first-time winners. Football freshman Jaris Alleyne (Waldorf, Maryland) and volleyball freshman Sarah Tubert (Burbank, California) were selected for their outstanding performance as Bison student-athletes.
Alleyne proved to be a dominant force for the Bison in September as he obtained a team-high 30 total tackles and one interception through three games. Alleyne opened the season recording six total tackles and an interception for nine yards against Otterbein. He then followed up by leading his team in tackles for the two following games. Alleyne posted 17 total tackles with one for a loss of a yard against Catholic. Alleyne then helped the Bison towards their first victory over Apprentice School as he tallied seven tackles with one for a loss of three yards.
“Jaris has been a great addition to our program. He does everything we ask of him on and off the field,” said Gallaudet football coach Chuck Goldstein. “He is an exciting player to watch as he is one of the most intense players I have seen at this level in a while.”
Tubert helped her team to a 10-5 record during the month of September. She ranked first on the Bison in assists with 420 as the team’s setter. She also sits in the top five in many other categories for the Bison volleyball team. Tubert ranks second in blocks with 40 and has accumulated 111.5 points, 57 kills, and 27 service aces through September 29.
“Sarah brings great passion to the court as she continues to learn new things everyday so she can become a better setter. Her positive attitude and complete effort shows her will to win and stubbornness to not back down from a challenge,” said Gallaudet volleyball head coach Lynn Ray Boren.
This is the first Bison of the Month award for the 2011-12 athletic seasons. Each month the Gallaudet University Athletics Department will recognize two standout student-athletes (one male, one female) from their respective sports. October’s Bison of the Month will be named in early November.
GIS, a unit of the division of Administration and Finance at Gallaudet University was established to provide quality-sign language interpreting service to Gallaudet University and its constituencies. Last year, over 75,000 hours of interpreting services were provided to Gallaudet University and clients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. The passage of the 1992 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) made equal access for all persons with disabilities the law. This law requires that "reasonable accommodation" be made to allow individuals with disabilities to participate and receive the same services and benefits available to those without disabilities. Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS) can assist you with meeting the requirements of the ADA by providing quality, reliable interpreting service for your events. For more information or to contact GIS please visit its website at www.gallaudet.edu/gis.