SENATE RESOLUTION 344--CONGRATULATING THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2013 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 21
(Senate - February 04, 2014)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 344--CONGRATULATING THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S 
   VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2013 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC 
              ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

  Mr. TOOMEY (for himself and Mr. Casey) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 344

       Whereas on December 21, 2013, the Penn State University 
     Nittany Lions won the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association (``NCAA'') Women's Volleyball Championship in 
     Seattle, Washington with a hard-fought victory over the 
     University of Wisconsin Badgers in a thrilling four-set 
     match;
       Whereas the Penn State University Nittany Lions have won 5 
     of the last 7 NCAA women's volleyball championships and 6 
     overall, matching the Stanford University Cardinal for the 
     most NCAA Division I women's volleyball championships by a 
     single program;
       Whereas the Penn State University Nittany Lions concluded 
     the 2013 season with a record of 34 wins and only 2 losses, 
     and a 16th Big Ten Conference title;
       Whereas 4 Nittany Lions players were selected for the 2013 
     NCAA All-Tournament team and junior setter Micha Hancock was 
     named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player;
       Whereas head coach Russ Rose was named the 2013 National 
     Coach of the Year and has been at the helm of the Nittany 
     Lions women's volleyball team for 34 seasons, never winning 
     less than 22 games in a season; and
       Whereas this season, Coach Rose and his staff depended on 4 
     seniors to lead by example on the court and in the classroom, 
     as best illustrated by Ariel Scott and Maggie Harding, who 
     were each awarded prestigious academic honors: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the Penn State University women's 
     volleyball team for winning the 2013 National Collegiate 
     Athletic Association Championship;
       (2) commends the Penn State University women's volleyball 
     team players, coaches, and staff for their hard work and 
     dedication; and

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       (3) recognizes the Penn State University students, alumni, 
     and loyal fans who supported the Nittany Lions on their way 
     to capturing a record-tying sixth National Collegiate 
     Athletic Association Championship.

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