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Senate passes Sen. Graham's resolution congratulating USC

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham's resolution congratulating the University of South Carolina baseball team for its back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Baseball National Championships has passed the Senate.

Full text of the resolution is below:

Congratulating the University of South Carolina baseball team for their gritty and record breaking efforts in pursuit of back-to-back NCAA Division I Baseball National Championships.

Whereas, on June 28, 2011, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks won the 2011 NCAA College World Series with a 5-2 victory over the University of Florida Gators at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska;

Whereas the University of South Carolina baseball team has secured the University's second national championship in men's athletics since the founding of the institution in 1801;

Whereas the University of South Carolina Gamecocks team became just the sixth team to win back-to-back national championships in college baseball history;

Whereas the University of South Carolina baseball team holds the record for most consecutive wins in the College World Series (11); and for most consecutive wins in the NCAA baseball tournament (16);

Whereas the University of South Carolina baseball team, in its tenth appearance at the College World Series, became the first team to go 10-0 in the NCAA tournament;

Whereas head coach Ray Tanner has won his second national title as Head Coach in his 15th season at the University of South Carolina;

Whereas second baseman Scott Wingo was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 College World Series;

Whereas first baseman Christian Walker, catcher Robert Berry, second baseman Scott Wingo, shortstop Peter Mooney, pitchers Michael Roth and Matt Price, and designated hitter Brady Thomas were named to the 2011 College World Series All-Tournament Team;

Whereas the State of South Carolina was proud to send the University of South Carolina to the 2011 College World Series for the second consecutive season;

Whereas the University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team is the 2011 National Champion; Now, therefore be it
            Resolved, that the Senate—
(1) commends the University of South Carolina Gamecocks for winning the 2011 NCAA College World Series;
(2) recognizes the achievement and dedication of all players, coaches, and support staff who battled and made winning two consecutive national championship possible;
(3) congratulates the citizens of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Carolina Gamecock fans everywhere; and
(4) requests that the Secretary of the Senate submit an enrolled copy of this resolution to
 (A) Dr. Harris Pastides, President of the University of South Carolina;
(B)  Eric Hyman, Director of Athletics at the University of South Carolina; and
(C) Ray Tanner, Head Coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team.

Information provided by Sen. Graham's office

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