April 17, 2012 - Issue: Vol. 158, No. 55 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 2nd Session
CONGRATULATING WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 55
(Senate - April 17, 2012)
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[Page S2453] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________