SENATE RESOLUTION 428--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2005 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVISION I CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 42
(Senate - April 05, 2006)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 428--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEN'S 
 CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2005 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC 
           ASSOCIATION DIVISION I CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

  Mr. FEINGOLD (for himself and Mr. Kohl) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 428

       Whereas, on November 21, 2005, after finishing second for 3 
     consecutive years, the University of Wisconsin men's cross 
     country team (referred to in this preamble as the ``Badgers 
     cross country team'') won the National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association Division I Cross Country Championship in Terre 
     Haute, Indiana, by placing first ahead of--
       (1) the University of Arkansas; and
       (2) Notre Dame University;
       Whereas the Badgers cross country team secured its victory 
     through the strong performances of its members, including--
       (1) Simon Bairu, who won his second consecutive individual 
     national championship with a time of 29:15.9;
       (2) Chris Solinksy, who finished third in the championship 
     race with a time of 29:27.8;
       (3) Matt Withrow, who finished ninth in the race with a 
     time of 29:50.7;
       (4) Antony Ford, who finished 14th with a time of 29:55.2;
       (5) Stuart Eagon, who finished 17th with a time of 30:05.3;
       (6) Tim Nelson, who finished 18th with a time of 30:06.4; 
     and
       (7) Christian Wagner, who finished 58th with a time of 
     30:35.7;
       Whereas the success of the season depended on the hard 
     work, dedication, and performance of every player on the 
     Badgers cross country team, including--
       (1) Simon Bairu;
       (2) Brandon Bethke;
       (3) Bryan Culver;
       (4) Stuart Eagon;
       (5) Antony Ford;
       (6) Ryan Gasper;
       (7) Ben Gregory;
       (8) Bobby Lockhart;
       (9) Tim Nelson;
       (10) Teddy O'Reilly;
       (11) Tim Pierie;
       (12) Joe Pierre;
       (13) Ben Porter;
       (14) Codie See;
       (15) Chris Solinsky;
       (16) Christian Wagner; and
       (17) Matt Withrop;
       Whereas, on October, 30, 2005, the Badgers cross country 
     team won its seventh straight Big Ten championship with a 
     record-setting score and margin of victory by sweeping the 
     top four positions and eight of the top ten positions;
       Whereas numerous members of the Badgers cross country team 
     were recognized for their performance in the Big Ten 
     Conference, including--
       (1) Simon Bairu, who was named the Big Ten Men's Cross 
     Country Athlete of the Year and won the Big Ten Conference 
     individual title;
       (2) Matt Withrop, who was named the Big Ten Men's Cross 
     Country Freshman of the Year after finishing third in the 
     conference meet; and
       (3) Head Coach Jerry Schumacher, who was named the Big Ten 
     Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the fifth 
     consecutive year; and
       Whereas Simon Bairu, Chris Solinsky, Matt Withrow, Antony 
     Ford, Stuart Eagon, and Tim Nelson earned All-American 
     honors: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the University of Wisconsin men's cross 
     country team, Head Coach Jerry Schumacher and his coaching 
     staff, Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, and Chancellor John 
     D. Wiley for an outstanding championship season; and
       (2) respectfully requests the Clerk of the Senate to 
     transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the 
     Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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