Earlier this week, Marcus Pointer accepted a full academic and athletic scholarship to play collegiate rugby at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia. He will become one of the first the distinction in the United States of being the first deaf student to play collegiate rugby on a full scholarship.
Pointer is currently a senior at Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington DC. The school is the only deaf school in the nation to have a high school rugby team. Pointer is a multisport athlete, who also played basketball and football for the school. Along with his father, he played club rugby for All Deaf Rugby Football Club.
Model Secondary School for the Deaf had other recent sporting success news. Earlier in the month, David Rice was named Baseball Coach of the Year by the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association. Also this month, Gashaw Duhamel was honored by being nmed the 2015 Track Athlete of the Year by the USA Deaf Track & Field.