February 10, 2011

Michael Lizarraga's Inspirational Story to be Chronicled by CBS Sports and the Los Angeles Times

Feb. 10, 2011

Northridge, Calif. - Michael Lizarraga's inspirational story will be the subject of two major feature stories to a national television and newspaper audience.

Lizarraga, who is the only deaf basketball player competing on the NCAA Division I level, will be featured on CBS College Basketball Today on Saturday, February 12, at 9:30 a.m. (pacific time). The feature story was produced by Alanna Campbell.

In Friday's (2/11/11) edition of the Los Angeles Times, reporter David Wharton writes about Lizarraga's determination to play major college basketball.

#42 Michael Lizarraga, 6-7, 230, Senior, Forward, Dixon, Ca.
A starter in nine games ... Scored a career-high 15 points (6-for-8 from the floor) with five rebounds, two steals and a block at California (11/16/10) ... Garnered a career-high nine rebounds against Cal Poly (1/22/11) ... Averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... Hitting .567 (51-for-90) from the field ... Has hit 50 percent or better in eleven of the last 15 games ... For his four-year CSUN career, Lizarraga is shooting .553 ... The only deaf player competing in NCAA Division I basketball ... The subject of numerous feature stories including the New York Times (12/23/10), the Seattle Times (1/8/11), Los Angeles Daily News (2/4/10), Fox Sports Prime Ticket, ESPNU, the Daily Sundial, ESPNLosAngeles.com, mattbrownphoto.com, and three Los Angeles television stations, Channel 2, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ... Will soon be profiled by CBS Sports (2/12/11, 9:30 am pt), the Los Angeles Times (2/11/11) and espn.com

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