Friday, February 4, 2011

Faces in the Crowd

The accomplishments of a Gallaudet basketball player are highlighted in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. Women's basketball senior Easter Faafiti is one of six people selected for the weekly Faces in the Crowd feature. She plays both forward and center for the Bison, leading the team to the best start in its history - 18-0. Fifth in the nation in steals per game, Faafiti is 8th in double-doubles, 11th in rebounds per game, 17th in points per game and 33rd in field goal percentage. She leads the conference in overall rebounding, defensive rebounds, field goal percentage, and steals and is ranked second in points. Faafiti transferred East after spending two seasons at California's Pasadena City College. She attended a mainstream high school where she learned Signing Exact English. You can see the Face in the Crowd section of the magazine here.