WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate honored the 2013 Penn State womens volleyball team on Tuesday.
Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., introduced a resolution commemorating the teams NCAA title run. The resolution was unanimously approved, Toomeys office said.
Penn State defeated Wisconsin in a four-set match in Decembers NCAA finals. The title is the fifth championship for Nittany Lions in seven years, and sixth overall, under head coach Russ Rose.
These six titles match Stanford for the most by a single program in history.
Penn States womens volleyball program is a dynasty, Toomey said in a news release. It takes remarkable dedication, coaching, and leadership to win a national championship, let alone five in seven years. Congratulations to Coach Rose, his team, and Penn State University on a terrific achievement.
Penn States womens volleyball program has once again made our entire state proud, Casey said in the release. Penn States long record of excellence and consistency is a testament to its players, coaches and the entire community.
Congratulating the Penn State University womens volleyball team for winning the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship.
Whereas the Penn State University Nittany Lions won the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (referred to in this preamble as the NCAA) Championship in Seattle, Washington, on December 21, 2013, in a hard fought victory over the University of Wisconsin Badgers in a thrilling four set match;
Whereas the Penn State University Nittany Lions have won 5 of the last 7 NCAA Championships and 6 overall in women's volleyball, matching the Stanford University Cardinal for the most women's volleyball championships by a single program in history;
Whereas the Penn State University Nittany Lions concluded the 2013 season with a record of 34 wins, only 2 losses and a 16th Big Ten conference title;
Whereas four Nittany Lions were selected for the all-tournament team and junior setter Micha Hancock was selected the tournaments Most Outstanding Player;
Whereas head coach Russ Rose was named the 2013 National Coach of the Year and has been at the helm of the Nittany Lions womens volleyball team for 34 seasons, never accumulating less than 22 wins in a given season;
Whereas, Coach Rose and his staff depended on four seniors to lead by example on the court and in the classroom, which was best illustrated by Ariel Scott and Maggie Harding, who were awarded a pair of prestigious educational honors: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate
(1) Congratulates the Penn State University womens volleyball team as the champion of the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship;
(2) Commends the Penn State University players, coaches, and staff for their hard work and dedication; and
(3) Recognizes the students, alumni, and loyal fans for supporting the Nittany Lions on the capturing of a record-tying 6th National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship.