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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the 2012-2013 University at Albany's
Women's Basketball Team upon the occasion of advancing to the NCAA
Women'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 University at Albany's Women's Basketball Team went 27-4
overall, and undefeated at 16-0 in the America East Conference (7th
undefeated conference schedule in league history and the first in school
history); and
WHEREAS, The UAlbany Women's Basketball Team won the America East
Conference Title by defeating the University of Hartford 61-52 at the
SEFCU Arena in Albany, New York, on Saturday, March 16, 2013; going into
this game, UAlbany was ranked No. 10 in collegeinsider.com's mid-major
top 25; and
WHEREAS, After participating last year, it was only the second time in
school history that the UAlbany Women's Basketball Team qualified for
the NCAA tournament; the Great Danes went up against the University of
North Carolina, a national powerhouse in the first round at the Univer-
sity of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday,
March 24, 2013, as a No. 14 seed; and
WHEREAS, During the 2012-2013 season, the Great Danes of the Universi-
ty at Albany won 19 straight games; for the second straight season,
University at Albany's Head Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, was unan-
imously selected as the America East Conference Women's Basketball Coach
of the Year; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach, Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and her
team of assistant coaches, Tahnee Balerio, Kelly Komara, Mary Grimes,
and Isoken Uzamere, 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 Women's Basketball Team members have proven themselves to be an
unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably on their school;
WHEREAS, Head Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and her team of assist-
ant coaches have done a superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring the
2012-2013 University at Albany's Women's Basketball Team members toward
their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Head Coach, Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, her assist-
ant coaches, and the 2012-2013 University at Albany's Women's Basketball
Team's outstanding athletes have clearly made a contribution to the
spirit of excellence which is a tradition of their school; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the 2012-13 University at Albany Women's Basketball Team,
its members: Erin Coughlin, Tammy Phillip, Margarita Rosario, Sarah
Royals, Ebone Henry, Lindsey Lowrie, Julie Forster, Keyana Williams,
Keyontae Williams, Shereesha Richards, Megan Craig, and Taylor McVey;
Head Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson; Assistant Coaches Tahnee Balerio,

Kelly Komara and Mary Grimes; Graduate Assistant Manager Isoken Uzamere;
and Director of Basketball Operations Brittany Hollingsworth on their
outstanding season, overall team record, America East Conference Champi-
onship and their NCAA Tournament participation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the 2012-2013 University at Albany's Women's
Basketball Team, and to Head Coach, Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and the
aforementioned staff.


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