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House Proceeding 04-27-09 on Apr 27th, 2009 :: 0:39:40 to 0:43:55
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Thomas E. Petri

0:39:37 to 0:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: floor. once again, i congratulate the university of connecticut for their success, and i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i reserve the balance of time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: madam speakeri yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise today to join in

Thomas E. Petri

0:39:40 to 0:43:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Thomas E. Petri

0:39:58 to 0:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: supporting house resolution 344, commending the university of connecticut huskies for their historic win in the 2009 national collegiate athletic association division i women's basketball tournament. on april 7 of this year the university of connecticut huskies defeated the university

Thomas E. Petri

0:40:19 to 0:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: of louisville cardinals 76-54 in the final game of the ncaa division i women's basketball tournament in st. louis, missouri, to capture the school's sixth national title. on the season the huskies remained undefeated with a record of 39-0, defeating each of their opponents by double

Thomas E. Petri

0:40:40 to 0:41:01( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: digits. the huskies' success was in large part due to the outstanding play of senior point guard renee montgomery and sophomore forward maya moore. montgomery was chosen as the nancy lieberman award winner given to the nation's top point guard. and moore was chosen as the

Thomas E. Petri

0:41:02 to 0:41:22( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: naismith award winner, wooden award winner, state farm wade trophy winner, united states basketball writers association player of the year, and associated press player of the year. while these two players were recognized for their outstanding play, the championship run was a shining

Thomas E. Petri

0:41:23 to 0:41:45( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: example of teamwork. the national accolades bestowed upon this team can only be attributed to head coach geno auriemma. coach auriemma has refined the meaning of success in college basketball in his 23 years as head coach of the uconn. during his illustrious tenure,

Thomas E. Petri

0:41:46 to 0:42:07( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: coach auriemma has transformed the u connecticut program into a standard that all others are measured by, both on and off the court. under his guidancethe huskies have been transformed from a point with -- a program with only one winning record to its credit to its current state which includes six national

Thomas E. Petri

0:42:08 to 0:42:29( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: championships, nine final fours and 16 big east regular season and 14 big east tournament titles since his arrival in 1985. while athletic success is what brgs us here today, we should take time to highlight academics as well. the university of connecticut is the state's flagship

Thomas E. Petri

0:42:30 to 0:42:51( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: institution of higher learning. was founded in 1881 as the storr's agriculture school and became the university of connecticut in 1939. uconn is a research intensive university, a prestigious destination shared by only the nation's -- designation shared

Thomas E. Petri

0:42:52 to 0:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: by only the nation's top higher education institutions. they have more than 70 focused research centers where factuality, graduate students and undergraduate students protects the country's national rources. i extend my congratulationses

Thomas E. Petri

0:43:13 to 0:43:34( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: to the university of connecticut president michael hogan, the athletic director, head coach geno auriemma and his staff, the hardworking players and obviously the fans. i wish all continued success and ask my colleagues to support this resolution. i have no requests for time and i yield to. -- and i yield back the balance

Thomas E. Petri

0:43:35 to 0:43:55( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from the mariana islands. mr. sablan: madam speaker, i'd like to thank my -- the good gentleman from wisconsin for also supporting house resolution 344, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house

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