SENATE RESOLUTION 365--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA- LINCOLN VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2017 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVISION I VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 209
(Senate - December 21, 2017)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 365--CONGRATULATING THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-
   LINCOLN VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2017 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. 365

       Whereas, on December 16, 2017, the University of Nebraska-
     Lincoln Cornhuskers won the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic 
     Association (referred to in this preamble as the ``NCAA'') 
     Division I Volleyball Championship in Kansas City, Missouri 
     in an overwhelming victory over the University of Florida by 
     a score of 25 to 22, 25 to 17, 18 to 25, and 25 to 16;
       Whereas the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won 5 NCAA 
     volleyball championships;
       Whereas the Cornhuskers ended their championship season 
     with a 19-match winning streak and finished the year with a 
     record of 32 wins and 4 losses;
       Whereas each member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
     volleyball team, including Annika Albrecht, Hunter Atherton, 
     Hayley Densberger, Mikaela Foecke, Allie Havers, Briana 
     Holman, Kelly Hunter, Kenzie Maloney, Chesney McClellan, Sami 
     Slaughter, Lauren Stivrins, Jazz Sweet, Anezka Szabo, and 
     Sydney Townsend, contributed to that outstanding victory;
       Whereas head coach John Cook, assistant coach Tyler 
     Hildebrand, assistant coach Kayla Banwarth, volunteer 
     assistant coach Ryan Coomes, director of operations Lindsay 
     Peterson, video coordinator Kelly O'Connor, and graduate 
     managers Joe Klein, John Henry, and Bre Mackie, guided that 
     outstanding group of women to a national championship;
       Whereas Mikaela Foecke and Kelly Hunter were named the co-
     Most Outstanding Players of the 2017 NCAA Championship;
       Whereas Kelly Hunter was named the Big Ten Setter of the 
     Year, becoming the first Nebraska player ever to earn that 
     award;
       Whereas Annika Albrecht, Mikaela Foecke, and Kelly Hunter 
     were recognized as All-Americans by the American Volleyball 
     Coaches Association, and Briana Holman received an honorable 
     mention; and
       Whereas an NCAA Tournament record-breaking crowd of 18,516 
     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--

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       (1) congratulates the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
     volleyball team as the winner of the 2017 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 the 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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