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The Trickle - H.R. 1015
January 20, 2010 - Brian Ferry
I'm not the only one who appreciates the efforts of Russ Rose and the three-time defending national champion Penn State women's volleyball team. Congressman Glenn Thompson recently introduced legislation (H.R. 1015) congratulating the team on its championship, its NCAA women's sports record for consecutive victories (102), Rose's 1001st career win, four first-team all-Americans (down from six last year), and for attending a place of "recognized excellence as an institution of higher education." That recognition passed the House. Included is a request that the President and First Lady host the team at the White House. The letter to the President is signed by both Pennsylvania Senators and 20 Members of Congress (including one from Virginia). Go State!
The language of the bill is attached below.
Congratulating the Penn State women’s volleyball team on winning the 2009 NCAA Division I national championship.
Whereas the Penn State Nittany Lions continued a 102 match winning streak, the longest Division I women’s streak, to win the 2009 NCAA Division I women’s volleyball championship;
Whereas head coach Russ Rose has 1,001 wins to his name, all of which have come at the helm of the Penn State program;
Whereas the Penn State women’s volleyball team has won 65 consecutive Big Ten matches and owns the top 3 winning streaks in league history;
Whereas Megan Hodge, Alisha Glass, and juniors Blair Brown and Arielle Wilson were named AVCA First Team All-Americans and Megan Hodge was the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American of the Year;
Whereas the Nittany Lions women’s volleyball team has won 74 straight home matches and the program also owns the NCAA’s longest road winning streak at 50 straight matches;
Whereas the Nittany Lions women’s volleyball team has amassed at least 20 wins 33 times; and
Whereas the athletic excellence demonstrated by the Penn State women’s volleyball team is one example of the athletic, academic, and collegiate excellence of Penn State’s students, faculty, administration, and alumni:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) congratulates the Penn State women’s volleyball team and the university’s athletes, coaches, faculty, students, and alumni on the winning of the 2009 NCAA Division I women’s volleyball championship; and (2) recognizes Penn State for its recognized excellence as an institution of higher education.
Congratulating the Penn State women’s volleyball team on winning the 2009
NCAA Division I national championship.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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