First Time Experience as Scorekeeper! :D

Deaf Volleyball Association (DVA), one of the new intramural sports on campus that just started this spring quarter, where all Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing both male and female players to play volleyball at a competitive with enjoyment on the weekend. I finally found free time to visit my friend who is a current referee for DVA. At that time, she needed  help with the scoreboard which I was happy to do. However, I have absolutely no idea how the game works! She taught me a lot of basic rules about what to do and what not to do related to the hands which I found it very fascinating! At the same time, I was able to help out to keep the track of the score to let the players know how many points they have. It was fun! My friend told me that the referee really liked me a lot because I was a fast scorekeeper and that I should take it as a compliment, I think? Heh! Here is the first game that I took a picture of:

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The Black Team won! You can tell how competitive those teams are! After that I decided to stay one more game to watch my friend as a referee. She asked me if I can be a scorekeeper again which I was gladly to do it. Meanwhile, the players were starting to warm up and she was talking to the coaches about the rules which I was watching her and I didn’t noticed the ball until it hit my face so hard! >_< I have to admit that it hurts so badly! My brand-new glasses (thank god it is not broken!) and hearing aids just also fell out which I didn’t even noticed it, but hey I am good! And then again the ball almost hit me! I was like why am I being target at this moment, all the players were laughing and apologized which it is all good. Now I look back and wondering why I rarely attended to watch any sports, and the result is that sports are VERY dangerous! 😛

Here is another snapshot of second DVA game –

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I believed the Dark Green Team won! It was fun to watch and enjoyed learning new things! And it is also fun to be a scorekeeper! 😀

If you like to play volleyball, or to be part of the committee as referee or coach, etc then this is a great place for you to start! 🙂

About Aileen

Name: Aileen (Ally) Wu

Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Flushing, N.Y.

Why I chose RIT: RIT provides outstanding access services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and also has a great graphic design program that I wanted to pursue.

Clubs/Activities: Asian Deaf Club (collaborated events with Global Union, Asian Culture Society, Chinese Student Scholar Association, Deaf International Student Association and Pi Delta Psi), NTID Student Congress, and cashier/stocker at  The Market at RIT’s Global Village.

Hobbies/Interests: Designing/sketching, reading design inspiration blogs, hanging out with friends and working. Anything to keep me busy!

What I like best about RIT: I love the diversity here, and that I can interact with people from both the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and hearing worlds. I get the best of both worlds.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Grimm,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Cold Case” and “CSI.”

Fun fact about me: I’m a 24-year cancer survivor!

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