Winning Sounds Like this: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only University for the Deaf

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Three Rivers Press, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 243 pages
The Gallaudet women’s basketball team has just defeated the number one ranked team in the country, the College of New Jersey. A reporter, not wanting to be insensitive, delicately broaches the obvious question: “How can you play so well despite your hearing impairment?” Nanette Virnig, a forward for Gallaudet, puts him at ease. “We’re not hearing impaired,” she says. “We’re deaf.”

Winning Sounds Like This is the remarkable story of the nation’s most unique and inspiring women’s basketball team and its 1999–2000 season. It is the touching chronicle of players who don’t hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world.

Wayne Coffey offers an intimate and unsparing look at the players’ lives on and off the court, their struggles to overcome mistreatment and misconceptions of the hearing world, and their deeply rooted
connection to one another.

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Sportswriter Coffey of the New York Daily News got permission to accompany Washington, DC's Gallaudet University women's basketball team for the 1999-2000 season. This is a team chronicle with a twist ... Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Wayne Coffey is an award-winning sportswriter for the Daily News in New York. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

Brian Morris, a graduate of Gallaudet University, is a freelance photojournalist. He has worked at Magnum Photos and U.S. News & World Report. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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