Book Description: The Gallaudet womenâ€™s basketball team has just defeated the number one ranked team in the country, the College of New Jersey. A reporter, not wanting to be insensitive, delicately broaches the obvious question: â€śHow can you play so well despite your hearing impairment?â€ť Nanette Virnig, a forward for Gallaudet, puts him at ease. â€śWeâ€™re not hearing impaired,â€ť she says. â€śWeâ€™re deaf.â€ťWinning Sounds Like This is the remarkable story of the nationâ€™s most unique and inspiring womenâ€™s basketball team and its 1999â€“2000 season. It is the touching chronicle of players who donâ€™t hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world. Wayne Coffey offers an intimate and unsparing look at the playersâ€™ lives on and off the court, their struggles to overcome mistreatment and misconceptions of the hearing world, and their deeply rooted connection to one another.