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Thomas and Gutierrez chosen as September Bison of the Month presented by GIS

Thomas and Gutierrez chosen as September Bison of the Month presented by GIS

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced the September Bison of the Month recipients presented by Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS). Junior outside hitter and co-captain of the women's volleyball team Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) and freshman forward Roel Gutierrez (Austin, Texas) of the men's soccer team were selected for their outstanding performances throughout the month of September. 

GU's volleyball team had 17 matches in the month of September where it posted a 7-10 overall record and won three of their four conference games. Thomas tallied 213 kills, 195 digs and had 31 service aces in 58 sets. She averaged 36.29 percent of all kills for the Bison and was named the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Player of the Week twice during the month of September.

The men's soccer team took the pitch nine times in September where they went 3-5-1, and won two NEAC games. Gutierrez, who started all nine games for the Bison, scored two goals on three separate occasions for the Bison. He also led the team in goals scored (seven) and added one assist for a total of 15 points in September. The freshman forward also had the the highest shots-on-goal percentage on the team with 58.3 percent and took an average of 4.00 shots per game.

These are the first Bison of the Month awards for the 2016-17 athletic seasons. Each month Gallaudet University Athletics Department will recognize two standout student-athletes (one male, one female) from their respective sports.

2016-17 Gallaudet Bison of the Month presented by GIS

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