SENATE RESOLUTION 123--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY TEAM ON WINNING ITS SECOND STRAIGHT NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
(Senate - April 25, 2013)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 123--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA 
    WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY TEAM ON WINNING ITS SECOND STRAIGHT NATIONAL 
    COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

  Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself and Mr. Franken) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 123

       Whereas, on Sunday, March 24, 2013, the University of 
     Minnesota Gophers won the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association (referred to in this preamble as the ``NCAA'') 
     Women's Ice Hockey Championship;
       Whereas the 2013 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship is 
     the second straight national championship for the University 
     of Minnesota women's ice hockey team;
       Whereas, on Friday, March 22, 2013, the University of 
     Minnesota defeated Boston College in overtime in the Frozen 
     Four semifinal game by a score of 3 to 2 to advance to the 
     national championship game;
       Whereas the national championship game was played before a 
     sold-out crowd at the Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota;
       Whereas the University of Minnesota won the 2013 NCAA 
     Women's Ice Hockey Championship by defeating Boston 
     University by a score of 6 to 3;
       Whereas, by winning the national championship game, the 
     University of Minnesota improved upon its NCAA record for 
     consecutive home wins, claiming its 27th straight victory at 
     Ridder Arena and tying Harvard University for the record for 
     most consecutive home wins;
       Whereas the University of Minnesota finished the 2012-2013 
     season with an unprecedented record of 41 wins, 0 losses, and 
     0 ties; and
       Whereas the University of Minnesota had a postseason record 
     of 7 wins and 0 losses, becoming the first team in the 13-
     year history of NCAA women's ice hockey to finish the season 
     with a perfect record; Whereas University of Minnesota 
     President Eric Kaler and Athletic Director Norward Teague 
     demonstrated great leadership bringing athletic success to 
     the University of Minnesota: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) recognizes the achievements of the players, coaches, 
     students, and staff whose hard work and dedication helped the 
     University of Minnesota win the 2013 National Collegiate 
     Athletic Association Women's Ice Hockey Championship.

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