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U.S. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell today introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate congratulating the Women Huskies for their well-deserved and hard-earned NCAA Women’s College World Series win.

“I am excited to congratulate the UW Women’s softball team on their historic win in the national championships,” Senator Murray said.  “Not only has this team given UW their first ever softball championship trophy but they have given new role-models to girls across our state and nation.  Danielle Lawrie and the entire team truly earned this win and we are so excited to recognize their achievement here in the U.S. Senate.”

“This recognition of the University of Washington softball team is well deserved,” said Cantwell.  “Their five tournament victories, composure of pitcher and tournament MVP Danielle Lawrie, and defeat of the number one Florida Gators truly demonstrate the tenacity, talent and heart of these young women.  I wish them heartfelt congratulations on this national championship.”

The text of the resolution:

S. RES. 168

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

June 4, 2009

Mrs. MURRAY (for herself and Ms. CANTWELL) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Commending the University of Washington women's softball team for winning the 2009 NCAA 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 Danielle Lawrie was named the Women's College World Series Most Valuable Player and the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year;

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 team 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 softball team 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.