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Snow Wins Gold at Maccabiah Games

Aug 13, 2013

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EASTON, Pa.- Lafayette women’s basketball rising sophomore Annette Snow recently returned home from after winning a gold medal for Team USA at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Snow’s USA Team went 5-0 in the tournament and bested the host country in the Gold Medal Game.

The Maccabiah Games are held every four years in Israel and are sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Olympics,” hosting over 8,000 athletes from more than 60 countries. It is the third largest sporting event in the world.

“I was thrilled to have the opportunity to represent USA in the 2013 World Maccabiah Games this past summer and I can truthfully say this was without a doubt the best experience of my life,” Snow said, “This was the first time in my life that I was able to play in front of my entire extended family, as they all reside in Israel.”

“Aside from the tremendous basketball experience, what I will take away most from this trip are the lifelong friends that I had made during my time there,” Snow continued, "this trip was definitely life changing and really gave me the chance to get in touch with my spirituality, culture and heritage.”

Snow was limited her first season on College Hill due to an ankle injury and finished the season averaging 4.4 minutes a game, while tallying seven points.

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