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January 22, 2003

Marsha Wetzel to Speak at Gallaudet Alumni Basketball Madness

From: Gallaudet - 22 Jan 2003

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2003
Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 202-651-5050

Marsha Wetzel to Speak at Gallaudet Alumni Basketball Madness

Washington, DC—Gallaudet University’s Office of Alumni Relations, the Bison
Booster Club, and the Department of Athletics invite you to join the Seventh
Alumni Basketball Madness on Saturday, February 8, 2003 from 12 p.m. - 12
midnight in the Gallaudet Field House. Ad added treat will be a presentation
by Marsha Wetzel, the first deaf woman basketball referee in NCAA Division

Wetzel, who received two bachelor degrees from Gallaudet in 1985 and 1990
(Recreation and Leisure Students, and Physical Education respectively) has
been a basketball referee for several years and recently was promoted to
officiate in NCAA Division I games. She earned her master’s degree in
Athletic Administration in 1993 from Springfield College in Massachusetts
and a second master’s degree in Deaf Education in 1998 from Western Maryland
College. She is currently an instructor at the National Technical Institute
for the Deaf (NTID) and sports assistant program coordinator at Rochester
Institute of Technology.

Wetzel will talk about her experience in becoming a basketball referee and
answer questions from the audience. Her presentation will be from noon to 1
p.m. in the Student Union Building. Free admission and refreshments will be

Game Schedule:

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Gallaudet Women’s Basketball Game vs. Goucher
College--Field House
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Gallaudet Men’s Basketball Game vs. Catholic
University--Field House
8:00 p.m. - 12 a.m. Gallaudet Club (Alumni Bash) in the Rathskellar of the
Student Union Building.

Men & Women’s Basketball Games $5.00 adult; $3.00 student; free for ages
under 7.
Pay at door. (GUAA members get $2.00 discount).

For more information, check the Gallaudet Alumni website or contact Daphne Cox McGregor, Associate
Director, Alumni Relations, at (202) 651-5060 (TTY/V) or