WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University women's swimming rising senior Faye Frez-Albrecht will grace the front cover of Friday's USA Today's sports section (July 14). The national newspaper has written a story about Frez-Albrecht and Gallaudet's efforts, along with Reaction Light Systems, to level the playing field when it comes to starting collegiate swimming events using lights.
USA Today reporter Nicole Auerbach, who came to campus last Friday, interviewed Gallaudet swimming coach Larry Curran and Frez-Albrecht, the women's team captain.
In addition, Auerbach reached out to Nick Santino, owner of Reaction Lights of New York LLC, who along with Innovation One at Trine University has helped to create and manufacture the Reaction Light Systems.
The USA Today story comes on the heels of the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approving, last month, the use of lights or a lighting system in addition to hand signals used for the start of races involving deaf and hard of hearing swimmers.