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Barlow, Upton chosen as March Bison of the Month presented by GIS

Barlow, Upton chosen as March Bison of the Month presented by GIS

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced the March Bison of the Month recipients presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS). Sophomore Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) of the softball team and freshman shortstop Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) of the baseball team were selected for their extraordinary displays in the month of March. 

The Bison softball team won four of the six games played in March. Barlow went 2-0 in the circle, allowing only four hits, walking two and striking out nine batters in 12 innings. Barlow also dominated the field with only two errors and leads the team in putouts (25) and is second on the team with six assists. She has helped the team on offense with four hits, four runs scored and one RBI in 14 at bats.

"Entering her second year, she has the passion that she wants to do better and improve from last year," said Gallaudet softball coach Joseph Kolcun. "She works hard during practice every morning and studies her own pitching patiently so she can understand her strengths and weaknesses. That’s the true athlete I see in her. She steps up as a leader for the team as she believes in her team. She sets the bar high for what she wants to accomplish as a student-athlete! I’m very proud of her and I look forward to her achieving more in the forthcoming games."

The Bison baseball team played 14 games in the month of March and Upton led the team across the board. In 49 at bats, Upton had a team-high 18 hits, including three doubles to give him a .429 slugging percentage. He scored six times and batted in five runners. Upton is also doing his part on the field with 30 putouts which include eight double plays.

"Cameron has been our most consistent hitter this season. He will continue to get better as he gains more college experience," said Gallaudet baseball coach Curtis Pride.

These are the seventh Bison of the Month awards for the 2015-16 athletic seasons. Each month the Gallaudet University Athletics Department will recognize two standout student-athletes (one male, one female) from their respective sports. Previous winners include the month of September; freshman cross country runner Otto Kingstedt (Stockholm, Sweden) and women's volleyball senior setter TraciAnn Hoglind (Fishers, Ind.); October: Kingstedt and women's soccer sophomore Anastasia Murray(Raleigh, N.C.); November: Kingstedt and women's swimming senior Anna Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden); December: senior men’s basketball guard Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.) and sophomore women’s basketball guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.); January: senior women’s basketball forward Danielle Morris (St. Louis, Mich.) and men’s basketball center Joshua McGriff (Somerset, N.J.); February: senior women’s basketball guard Zamica Gage (Washington, D.C.) and men’s basketball forward Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.)

2015-16 Gallaudet Bison of the Month presented by GIS

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