Resolution J1093-2013

Congratulating the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Women's Basketball Team on capturing the US Collegiate AA National 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 Albany College of Pharmacy and
Health  Sciences  Women's Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing
the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship

WHEREAS, Founded in 1881, the Albany  College  of  Pharmacy  and  Health
Sciences  (ACPHS)  is a nationally and internationally known institution
of higher education committed to graduating the best health  care  minds
in  the  world,  offering  an  array of degree programs designed to help
students succeed in pharmacy and other health related fields; and
  WHEREAS, The school takes its mission seriously, and  makes  a  deter-
mined  effort  to educate the whole student; it offers opportunities for
students to work side by side with world-renown faculty  in  researching
and  developing  cutting  edge advances in cancer prevention, infectious
disease control, and eradication  of  other  serious  health  risks;  it
provides  an  array  of  social  programs for students to pursue outside
interests; and it engages its students in area and nation wide  programs
meant to assist those less fortunate than themselves; and
  WHEREAS,  Though  not as well-known as the medical, pharmaceutical and
research portions of  the  complete  education  experience  the  college
provides,  the  College  has for decades offered a variety of intramural
and club sports, and has competed interscholastically with  other  simi-
larly  sized  institutions  on  the field, and in the gym in an array of
interscholastic sports; and
  WHEREAS, The College, in furtherance of that commitment to educate the
whole person, has, under the vision  and  guidance  of  President  James
Gozzo,  embarked  on  a program to expand its presence at the collegiate
sports table; with the  recent  addition  of  a  cross  country  running
program  to the already thriving men's and women's soccer and basketball
teams, and more importantly in upgrading its  training  facilities  with
the  expansion of a student and staff fitness center and completion of a
state-of-the-art all weather track and field, the College recognizes the
benefits sports can bring to an already active campus life; and
  WHEREAS, In 2012, the College, already a part  of  the  Hudson  Valley
Athletic  Conference,  saw  fit  to become a member of the United States
Collegiate Athletic Association, a national organization for the  inter-
collegiate athletic programs of over 80 mostly small colleges, community
colleges  and junior colleges, across the United States, stretching from
Washington state to Maine formed for the purpose  of  providing  quality
athletic  competition  on a regional and national level culminating in a
post-season tournament opportunity for those who excelled at  the  level
of athletics in which they compete; and
  WHEREAS,  This  past March, the ACPHS Women's Basketball Team, coached
by Dan McGraw, and Assistant Coaches John Pedlow and Alex Oaks,  one  of
eight  select  teams  invited  to  the USCAA Women's Basketball National
Championship conducted in Fayette, Pennsylvania won the College's  first
ever  national title with a stirring 60-54 victory over Berkeley College
in the tournament finale; and
  WHEREAS, The 2012-2013 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health  Sciences
Women's  Basketball  Team emerged victorious in three consecutive thrill
packed games, demonstrating a special resolve to never give up, or  give
in, even under most severe of pressures; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the 2012-2013 Albany College of Pharmacy and
Health  Sciences  Women's  Basketball Team, from the opening game of the
season to its USCAA Women's Basketball  National  Championship,  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 2013 Albany College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences Women's Basketball Team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body today pause in its deliberation
to congratulate the 2012-2013 Albany College of Pharmacy Women's Basket-
ball Team, its members: Alyson Johnson, Alexa Schooley, Taylor Sullivan,
Kelsey Johnson, Megan Serley, Sarah Cope, Megan Phillips, Morgan  Esper-
ti,  Miranda Costin, Rochelle Whitton and Kristen McKeel; Head Coach Dan
McGraw; Assistant Coaches, John Pedlow and Alex Oaks; Trainer Tom  Fash-
ouer;  Athletic  Director  Ryan  Venter, and Assistant Athletic Director
Christine Kanawada on being crowned the 2013  United  States  Collegiate
Athletic  Association  Women's  Basketball National Tournament Champion;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the 2013  United  States  Collegiate  Athletic
Association  Women's  Basketball  National  Championship  Team, and Head
Coach Dan McGraw.

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