CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 55
(Senate - April 17, 2012)

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    CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate 
proceed to the consideration of S. Res. 422, which was submitted 
earlier today.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 422) commending and congratulating 
     the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball Team for winning 
     its eighth Division I National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association Championship.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
resolution.
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the resolution 
be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider 
be laid upon the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 422) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 422

       Whereas on April 2, 2012, the University of Kentucky 
     Wildcats defeated the University of Kansas Jayhawks, 67 to 
     59, in the final game of the National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association (referred to in this preamble as ``NCAA'') 
     Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in New Orleans, 
     Louisiana;
       Whereas the Kentucky Wildcats have won 8 national titles, 
     the second most in NCAA Division I men's basketball history;
       Whereas the Kentucky Wildcats are the only men's Division I 
     college basketball program to have won NCAA national 
     championships under 5 different coaches;
       Whereas freshman center Anthony Davis was--
       (1) the recipient of the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith 
     Trophy, and the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy, all for national 
     player of the year;
       (2) named the United States Basketball Writers Association 
     player of the year, Associated Press player of the year, and 
     Basketball Times player of the year; and
       (3) selected to the Associated Press All-America first team 
     and as the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Final Four 
     tournament;
       Whereas forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, guard Doron Lamb, 
     and center Anthony Davis were selected as members of the NCAA 
     Final Four All-Tournament team;
       Whereas senior guard Darius Miller of Maysville, Kentucky 
     set a school record for career games played with the Kentucky 
     Wildcats men's basketball team at 152;
       Whereas each player, coach, athletic trainer, and staff 
     member of the University of Kentucky basketball team 
     dedicated their season and their tireless efforts to the 
     successful season of the team and the NCAA championship;
       Whereas residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and 
     Wildcats fans worldwide are commended for their long-standing 
     support, perseverance, and pride in the team; and
       Whereas Coach John Calipari and the University of Kentucky 
     Wildcats have brought pride and honor to the Commonwealth of 
     Kentucky, which is rightly known as the college basketball 
     capital of the world: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) commends and congratulates the University of Kentucky 
     Wildcats on its outstanding accomplishment; and
       (2) respectfully requests that the Secretary of the Senate 
     transmit a copy of this resolution to the president of the 
     University of Kentucky.

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