University of Washington's women's softball already has the College World Series trophy, so it's not clear how excited they'll be about congressional recognition.
But Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell introduced a Senate Resolution todday, congratulating them on their first-ever NCAA championship. The resolution hasn't been approved yet, but it's likely to sail through...barring a filibuster by senators from Florida.
Full text of the resolution is inside the blog.
Commending the University of Washington women’s softball team for winning the 2009 NCAA Women’s College World Series.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Mrs. Murray of Washington (for herself and Ms. CANTWELL) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ________________
Congratulating the University of Washington women’s softball team for winning the 2009 Women’s College World Series.
Whereas on June 2, 2009, for the first time in university history, the University of Washington Women Huskies won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) national softball championship game with a 3-2 victory over the University of Florida Gators;
Whereas University of Washington pitcher USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Yearwas named the
Whereas the Huskies finished the 2009 season with an impressive record of 51-12;
Whereas the members of the 2009 University of Washington softball team are excellent representatives of a university that is 1 of the premier academic institutions in Washington State, producing many outstanding student-athletes and other leaders; and
Whereas the members of the women’s softball have brought great honor to themselves, their families, the University of Washington, and the State of Washington: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate--
(1) congratulates the University of Washington for winning the 2009 Women’s College World Series;
(2) recognizes the achievements of the players, coaches, students, and staff whose hard work and dedication helped the University of Washington win the championship; and
(3) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to--
(A) Mark A. Emmert, President of the University of Washington;
(B) Scott Woodward, director of athletics of the University of Washington; and
(C) Heather Tarr, head coach of the University of Washington softball team.