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Rochester School for the Deaf’s Brianna DiGiovanni breaks school basketball scoring record

Basketball player in profile Brianna DiGiovanni. Image credit: SportsMX

On Monday, junior Brianna DiGiovanni broke the Rochester School for the Deaf’s girls basketball all time scoring record when she made 1,179 career all time points in a game against  Rochester Career Mentoring School. The previous record was held by  Marissa Woodruff, who graduated in 2012 with 1,158 points.



Her team was back in action last night, winning 37 – 20 against Cornerstone. Her team is back in action tomorrow night against Rapids.   Her team then has five regular season games left, with the season concluding with a match against Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) for The Learning Center.


The 15-year-old junior set her record a few days after the announcement was made that she was named the SportsMX and National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association December Athlete of the Month, alongside Tennessee School for the Deaf’s Michaela Evans, Maryland School for the Deaf’s Tessa Lewis and Florida School for the Deaf & Blind’s sophomore Asheli Kleckley.
DiGiovanni plays guard/forward, and is the primary offensive weapon for her team. In her first, she scored 34 of the team 46 points in their 4 point loss to Webster Christian. At the end of December, she was averaging 23 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals a game this season. Outside of basketball, DiGiovanni is a member of her school’s Academic Bowl Team and varsity volleyball team.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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