Resolution J1588-2013

Congratulating Breanna Stewart upon the occasion of being named the NCAA's Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four Tournament

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  UConn Women's Basketball Player
Breanna Stewart upon  the  occasion  of  being  named  the  NCAA's  Most
Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four Tournament

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
outstanding individuals in the State of New York who consistently strive
for athletic and  academic  excellence  through  rigorous  training  and
mental and physical discipline; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  UConn  Women's Basketball Player Breanna Stewart upon the occasion
of being named the NCAA's Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 Final Four
Tournament; and
  WHEREAS, By scoring 23 points, capturing nine rebounds  and  providing
three  assists,  Breanna  Stewart, a forward, led the UConn Huskies to a
93-60 victory over the Louisville Cardinals in the national championship
game of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on April 10, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The special victory over the Louisville Cardinals secured the
University of Connecticut's eighth NCAA Title; and
  WHEREAS, Breanna  Stewart  and  the  UConn  Huskies  advanced  to  the
national  championship  game  after  defeating  Notre  Dame 83-65 in the
national semi-final game; Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 29 points
with four blocks during the game; and
  WHEREAS, Breanna Stewart was dominant  in  all  five  NCAA  tournament
games by scoring a total of 104 points; and
  WHEREAS,  For  her  superior  efforts,  Breanna Stewart was named Most
Outstanding Player of the Women's Final Four, just the  fourth  freshman
in history, and the first since 1987, to earn the honor; and
  WHEREAS,  Breanna  Stewart  can  now add the titles of 2013 Final Four
Most Outstanding Player, 2013 NCAA Champion, and  2013  NCAA  Tournament
Bridgeport Regional Most Outstanding Player to her long list of achieve-
ments,  which  include  being  named  Gatorade's 2011-2012 National High
School Player of the Year during her senior year at  Cicero-North  Syra-
cuse High School; and
  WHEREAS,  Breanna  Stewart  continues  to  make  her  team, family and
Central New York community proud by demonstrating  outstanding  athleti-
cism,  exemplary  leadership, and a strong drive to win; now, therefore,
be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  UConn  Women's  Basketball Player Breanna Stewart upon the
occasion of being named the NCAA's Most Outstanding Player in  the  2013
Final Four Tournament; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Breanna Stewart.

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