RECOGNIZING SIX GRADUATING SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS AT BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 RECOGNIZING SIX GRADUATING SENIOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS AT BUFFALO STATE 
                                COLLEGE

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                           HON. BRIAN HIGGINS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. HIGGINS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize six outstanding 
members of the senior class at Buffalo State College. Four members of 
the men's varsity basketball team, Anthony Hamer, Jake Simmons, Seth 
Runge, and Ken Owusu, and two members of the women's basketball team, 
Erica Derby and Alicia Bowman, will graduate this spring. I commend 
each of these students for their contributions to Buffalo State, and 
congratulate them at the culmination of their illustrious collegiate 
athletic careers.
   Scholar athletes have the unique challenge of balancing the academic 
demands of undergraduate work with the physical demands of a collegiate 
sports program. Full participation in each requires incredible 
discipline and commitment. Each student athlete is accountable not only 
to themselves, but to their teammates, coaches, and greater campus 
community.
   Despite such great expectations, Anthony, Jake, Seth, Ken, Erica and 
Alicia have excelled. Each will earn their bachelor's degree. Jake has 
the distinct honor of scoring the most points in the history of Buffalo 
State men's basketball. As an alumnus of Buffalo State College myself, 
I will be proud to call them fellow alumni.
   Mr. Speaker, I thank you for allowing my colleagues to join me in 
recognizing these exceptional Buffalo State Bengals and wishing them 
the best as they complete their undergraduate careers. I have no doubt 
their work ethic and determination will bring them success in all their 
future endeavors.

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