CONGRATULATING WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 55
(Senate - April 17, 2012)

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              CONGRATULATING WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

  Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate 
proceed to the consideration of S. Res. 423, 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) congratulating Western 
     Washington University for winning the 2012 National 
     Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Basketball 
     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, the motions to reconsider be 
laid upon the table, with no intervening action or debate, and that any 
statement related to the measure be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 423) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 423

       Whereas, on March 24, 2012, for the first time in the 110-
     year history of the Western Washington University men's 
     basketball program, the Western Washington University Vikings 
     won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (commonly 
     referred to as the ``NCAA'') Division II Men's Basketball 
     Championship with a victory over the University of Montevallo 
     by a score of 72 to 65;
       Whereas Western Washington University guard John Allen, one 
     of the most accurate free-throw shooters in the country, with 
     a free-throw percentage of 88.7 percent, made 4 free throws 
     in a row to end a late comeback by the University of 
     Montevallo in the fourth quarter;
       Whereas the Vikings finished the 2012 season with an 
     impressive record of 31 wins and 5 losses;
       Whereas head coach Brad Jackson was named the National 
     Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Coach of the 
     Year;
       Whereas the members of the 2012 Western Washington 
     University men's basketball team are excellent 
     representatives of a university that, as one of the premier 
     academic institutions in the State of Washington, produces 
     many outstanding student-athletes, leaders, and scholars; and
       Whereas the members of the 2012 Western Washington 
     University men's basketball team have brought great honor to 
     themselves, their families, Western Washington University, 
     and the State of Washington: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates Western Washington University for winning 
     the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II 
     Men's Basketball Championship;
       (2) recognizes the achievements of the players, coaches, 
     students, and staff whose hard work and dedication helped 
     Western Washington University win the championship; and
       (3) respectfully requests that the Secretary of the Senate 
     transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to--
       (A) Bruce Shepard, President of Western Washington 
     University;
       (B) Lynda Goodrich, Director of Athletics of Western 
     Washington University; and
       (C) Brad Jackson, head coach of the Western Washington 
     University men's basketball team.

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