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Weeden's swimming feats speak loudly

Sophomore Jess Weeden doesn’t particularly like attention, but the medal-winning veteran of the United States Deaflympic team will have to get used to the notoriety of being on the front cover of ACU Today’s Winter 2012 issue.
In “Answering Her Call,” writer Paul Anthony (’04) profiles the Wisconsin native who quietly is making a difference in the lives of teammates and other friends, like her, with profound hearing loss.
Weeden has won three bronze medals for the U.S. – two in 2009 and one in 2011 – in the World Deaf Swimming Championships, and represented the American team in three international meets. She trained at the YMCA in south Abilene while the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center was under construction, but these days, works out in the Money Center’s lap pool.
You can read her story here:
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