WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced the two recipients of the Bison of the Month award presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS) for January. Senior men’s basketball guard Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) and senior women’s basketball forward Lindsay Stergio (Montville, Conn.) were selected as Bison student-athletes for the month.
Seeber started all nine games for men’s basketball in January. On Jan. 20, Seeber joined the 1,000-point club when he scored 26 points in a win against SUNY Cobleskill. Seeber had two other 20-point games in January; he sunk 28 in a loss to Penn St.-Abington and 24 in a loss to St. Mary’s (Md.). In nine games, Seeber averaged 16.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. This is Seeber’s second time being honored as Bison of the Month, he previous received the award in Jan. 2011.
“Layton's hard work in the gym is paying dividends this year. He is often the first player in the gym and the last one to leave. He has a remarkable work ethic that has made him one of the most feared long-distance shooters in the Mid-Atlantic region,” said Gallaudet men’s basketball coach Brendan Stern.
Stergio started all 11 games for women’s basketball in January. Stergio scored more than 20 points in two games for the Bison; scoring 22 on Jan. 5 in a loss to Cazenovia, and 25 in a loss to SUNYIT on Jan. 6. In 11 games, Stergio has nabbed six double-doubles. In a loss to Lancaster Bible College Stergio grabbed 14 rebounds. In 11 games, she averaged 15.5 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game. This is Stergio’s first time being honored as Bison of the Month.
“This award goes beyond the court. Lindsay constantly shows tremendous leadership. We are thankful to have such a great young woman representing our program,” said Gallaudet women’s basketball coach Stephanie Stevens.
These are the fifth Bison of the Month awards for the 2012-2013 athletic seasons. Each month the Gallaudet University Athletics Department will recognize two standout student-athletes from their respective sports. Previous winners include women’s basketball forward Elena Ciccarelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) and women’s swimmer Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) for December; football running back Nick Elstad (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and women’s volleyball opposite hitter Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) for November; women’s soccer goalkeeper Kara Gulvas (Crown Point, Ind.) and men’s cross country runner Alex Close (Tallahassee, Fla.) for the month of October; and football senior defensive back Tony Tatum (Gardendale, Ala.) and volleyball senior outside hitter Ann Whited (Fishers, Ind.) for the month of September.
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.