SENATE RESOLUTION 354--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA- LINCOLN VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2015 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVISION I VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 19
(Senate - February 02, 2016)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 354--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-
   LINCOLN VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2015 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE 
        ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVISION I VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

  Mrs. FISCHER (for herself and Mr. Sasse) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 354

       Whereas, on December 19, 2015, the University of Nebraska-
     Lincoln Cornhuskers won the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association (referred to in this preamble as the ``NCAA'') 
     Division I Volleyball Championship in Omaha, Nebraska in an 
     overwhelming victory over the University of Texas Longhorns 
     by a score of 25 to 23, 25 to 23, and 25 to 21;
       Whereas the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won 4 NCAA 
     volleyball Championships;
       Whereas the Cornhuskers ended their championship season 
     with a 16-match winning streak and finished the year with a 
     record of 32 wins and 4 losses;
       Whereas all members of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
     volleyball team, including Annika Albrecht, Olivia Boender, 
     Kelsey Fien, Mikaela Foecke, Meghan Haggerty, Cecilia Hall, 
     Briana Holman, Kelly Hunter, Kenzie Maloney, Alicia 
     Ostrander, Tiani Reeves, Amber Rolfzen, Kadie Rolfzen, Brooke 
     Smith, Sydney Townsend, and Justine Wong-Orantes, contributed 
     to this outstanding victory;
       Whereas head coach John Cook, assistant coach Chris Tamas, 
     assistant coach Dani Busboom Kelly, volunteer assistant coach 
     Jen Tamas, director of operations Lindsay Peterson, video 
     coordinator Natalie Morgan, and graduate managers Dan Mader, 
     Mike Owen, and Peter Netisingha guided this outstanding group 
     of women to a national championship;
       Whereas Mikaela Foecke was named the Most Outstanding 
     Player of the 2015 NCAA Championship;
       Whereas Justine Wong-Orantes was named the Big Ten 
     Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Nebraska 
     player ever to earn that award;
       Whereas Kadie Rolfzen, Amber Rolfzen, and Justine Wong-
     Orantes were recognized as All-Americans by the American 
     Volleyball Coaches Association, and Mikaela Foecke and Kelly 
     Hunter received honorable mention; and
       Whereas an NCAA record-breaking crowd of 17,561 volleyball 
     fans attended the championship game, reflecting the 
     tremendous spirit and dedication of Nebraska fans supporting 
     the Cornhuskers as the team won the national championship: 
     Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
     volleyball team as the winner of the 2015 National Collegiate 
     Athletic Association Division I Volleyball Championship;
       (2) commends the University of Nebraska players, coaches, 
     and staff for their hard work and dedication;
       (3) recognizes the students, alumni, and loyal fans that 
     supported the Cornhuskers on their journey to win another 
     Division I Championship; and
       (4) respectfully requests that the Secretary of the Senate 
     prepare an official copy of this resolution for presentation 
     to--
       (A) the president of University of Nebraska;
       (B) the athletic director of the University of Nebraska-
     Lincoln; and
       (C) the head coach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
     volleyball team.

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