H.Res. 622 (112th): Congratulating the University of Kentucky Wildcats on winning the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division ...

...I basketball championship.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 18, 2012 (Introduced).

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IV

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 622

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 18, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, and Mr. Guthrie) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

RESOLUTION

Congratulating the University of Kentucky Wildcats on winning the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I basketball championship.

Whereas on April 2, 2012, the Kentucky Wildcats won the 2012 NCAA championship by defeating the University of Kansas Jayhawks in New Orleans, Louisiana;

Whereas the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team finished their season first in the Nation in scoring margin, blocks per game, and field goal percentage;

Whereas the University of Kentucky Wildcats won their 8th national championship, which is the 2nd highest of any team in the United States;

Whereas the University of Kentucky Wildcats won National Titles in the years 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, and 2012;

Whereas the University of Kentucky Wildcats have made 52 NCAA tournament appearances and 111 tournament game wins, which is the most of any team in the United States;

Whereas the University of Kentucky Wildcats have made 15 Final Four appearances, tying them for third highest number of Final Four appearances in the Nation, and 19 Final Four wins, which is the second highest number of Final Four wins of any team in the United States;

Whereas the University of Kentucky Wildcats are the winningest team in college basketball, with 2,090 wins;

Whereas the University of Kentucky is the only school to have 5 different coaches win a national championship, Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari;

Whereas Coach John Calipari has not lost a game at Rupp Arena, which is the longest winning streak in the venue’s history;

Whereas Coach Calipari, in his third year as head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, has led his team to the Elite Eight, the Final Four, and the National Championship;

Whereas the Wildcats’ success is a result of contributions by the entire organization, including players Twany Beckham, Anthony Davis, Ryan Harrow, Jon Hood, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Brian Long, Sam Malone, Darius Miller, Jarrod Polson, Marquis Teague, Eloy Vargas, and Kyle Wiltjer;

Whereas the University of Kentucky Wildcats continue to captivate a growing and diverse fanbase from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Nation; and

Whereas the University of Kentucky is a world class public university under the leadership of President Eli Capilouto and has faithfully served the Commonwealth of Kentucky since its founding as a land-grant institution in 1865: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

congratulates the University of Kentucky Wildcats on their victory in the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I basketball championship; and

(2)

recognizes the dedication and teamwork of the players, coaches, and staff of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, all of whom were instrumental in helping the Wildcats win their eighth NCAA championship.