J1238

Honoring the 2012-2013 University at Albany's Men's Basketball Team upon the occasion of advancing to the NCAA Men's Basketball Nati...

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  • 12 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1238


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the 2012-2013 University at Albany's
Men's Basketball Team upon the occasion of advancing to the NCAA Men's
Basketball National Tournament and on its outstanding season

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Great Danes had an overall record of 24-11, 9-7 in the
America East Conference; UAlbany won the America East Conference Tourna-
ment Championship to earn a seed in the NCAA tournament by defeating the
University of Vermont 53-49 on Saturday, March 16, 2013; and
WHEREAS, It was only the third time in school history that the UAlbany
Men's Basketball Team qualified for the NCAA tournament; the Great Danes
went up against Duke University, a national powerhouse in the first
round at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a No.
15 seed; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach, Will Brown and his team of associate
head and assistant coaches, Chad O'Donnell, John Iati, Jeremy Friel, and
Simon Clement, skilled and inspirational tutors, respected for their
ability to develop potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the 2012-2013 University at
Albany's Men's Basketball Team members have proven themselves to be an
unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably on their school;
and
WHEREAS, Head Coach, Will Brown and his team of assistant coaches have
done a superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring the 2012-2013
University at Albany's Men's Basketball Team members toward their goals;
and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Head Coach, Will Brown, his assistant coaches, and
the 2012-2013 University at Albany's Men's Basketball Team's outstanding
athletes have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence
which is a tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the 2012-2013 University at Albany Men's Basketball Team,
its members: Mike Black, Luke Devlin, DJ Evans, Tanner Gibson, Jayson
Guerrier, Peter Hooley, Jacob Iati, Gary Johnson, Blake Metcalf, Chris
Page, John Puk, Sam Rowley, Dave Wiegmann, and Reece Williams; Head
Coach Will Brown; Associate Head Coach Chad O'Donnell; Assistant Coaches
John Iati and Jeremy Friel; Graduate Assistant Simon Clement; and Direc-
tor of Basketball Operations Jerrad Knotts on their outstanding season,
overall team record, America East Conference Championship and their NCAA
Tournament participation; and be it farther
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the 2012-2013 University at Albany's Men's
Basketball Team, and to Head Coach Will Brown and the aforementioned
staff.

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