Friday, May 15, 2009

Outstanding Deaf Athlete

Joanel Lopez broke his college’s shot put record three times this year and was named the America East Men’s Field Athlete of the Week. The son of an Haitian immigrant, Lopez is a standout deaf athlete who attends New York’s Binghamton University. He was runner-up in the shot put in the 2008 and 2009 America East Outdoor Championships. He’s also a member of the 2007-08 America East Academic Honor Roll. Lopez plans to work in biology or environmental science and apply to graduate school.