Resolution J1087-2013

Congratulating the Elmira College Women's Ice Hockey Team and Coach Dean Jackson upon the occasion of capturing the NCAA Division III Championship

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Elmira College Women's Ice
Hockey Team and Coach Dean Jackson upon the occasion  of  capturing  the
NCAA Division III Championship

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, On Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Wessman  Arena  in  Superior,
Wisconsin,  the  Elmira  College Women's Ice Hockey Team became the NCAA
Division III Champions; and
  WHEREAS, For the third time  in  its  program's  history,  the  Elmira
College Women's Ice Hockey Team are National Champions; the Lady Soaring
Eagles  avenged  a rematch of the 2005 NCAA Championship against Middle-
bury College with a 1-0 victory to claim  the  2013  NCAA  Division  III
National Championship; and
  WHEREAS,  Elmira  College  has  won  their first National Championship
since 2003; this special victory ties Middlebury College  for  the  most
titles in women's ice hockey history; and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Dean Jackson, a skilled  and  inspirational
tutor,  respected  for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
  WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 23-5-1 is outstanding,  and  the
team  members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Elmira College Women's Ice Hockey  Team,
from  the  opening  game of the season to participation in the Champion-
ship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good  sportsmanship,  of
honor  and  of  scholarship,  demonstrating  that these team players are
second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
  WHEREAS, Coach Dean Jackson and his dedicated staff have done a superb
job  in  guiding,  molding  and  inspiring the team members toward their
goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Dean Jackson and  these  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 Elmira College Women's Ice Hockey Team, and Coach Dean
Jackson on their outstanding season and overall team record; and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  Elmira  College Women's Ice Hockey Team and Coach Dean
Jackson.

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