BRASILIA, Brazil - USA Deaf Women's Volleyball rolled through the 2019 Pan American Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualification from Nov. 26-30 here in Brasilia, Brazil. Team USA won every set (15) and match (five) en route to the gold medal.
The Gallaudet University women's volleyball program was well represented at the 2019 Pan American Deaf Volleyball Regional Qualification. GU coach Lynn Ray Boren led the way as the head coach along with assistants Danielle Morris and CJ Upchurch. Junior Karita Lewis (Frederick, Md.) was the only current Bison on the squad along with former Bison standouts Ann Behm, Kali Frowick, Giuletta Maucere and Sarah Tubert.
"I am thankful for the opportunity to play with U.S. Deaf Women's Volleyball at the PanAm games," said Lewis. "It was a great experience playing against teams from different countries and learning international signs. I am looking forward to the World Deaf Volleyball Championships in Italy."
Team USA will next be in action at the World Deaf Volleyball Championships in July 2020 in Italy.