(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1523]
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                            HON. JON RUNYAN

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. RUNYAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to two New 
Jersey natives, Carli Lloyd and Matthew Emmons. Carli and Matthew both 
competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games and proudly represented the 
United States of America.
  Carli Lloyd, who currently resides in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, 
graduated from Rutgers University in 2005 with a degree in exercise 
science and sports studies. Carli was a midfielder for the United 
States Women's Soccer Team in 2008 and 2012, both of which won gold 
medals. In addition, Carli is a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup Team 
member, a three-time NCAA All-American, and in 2008 won the U.S. Soccer 
Female Athlete of the Year Award.
  Matthew Emmons, born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, graduated in 2003 
with an accounting degree from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He 
is a three-time Olympian, having competed in the 2004, 2008, and most 
recently, the 2012 Olympic Games. In London, Matthew placed 35th in the 
10m air rifle and captured the bronze medal in the men's three-position 
rifle. Another outstanding highlight in Matthew's career came in 2002 
when he brought home the gold in the men's 50-meter rifle prone event 
at the 2002 World Championships.
  I congratulate Carli and Matthew on all of their achievements and am 
so proud of them for representing New Jersey and the United States in 
the 2012 Olympic Games. I urge my colleagues to join me in recognizing 
these fantastic American athletes.