Senate Resolution 120 - Introduced

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  1  1                SENATE RESOLUTION NO.    
  1  2            BY  DVORSKY, BOLKCOM, and SCHMITZ
  1  3 A Resolution honoring Lisa Bluder, Head Coach of the
  1  4    University of Iowa's Women's Basketball Team and 2008
  1  5    Big Ten Coach of the Year.
  1  6    WHEREAS, Lisa Bluder is an Iowa native and a
  1  7 graduate of Linn=Mar High School in Marion and of the
  1  8 University of Northern Iowa, where she earned a
  1  9 bachelor's degree in marketing in 1983; and
  1 10    WHEREAS, Coach Bluder was named Missouri Valley
  1 11 Coach of the Year three times, in 1995, 1997, and
  1 12 1998, while coaching the women's basketball team at
  1 13 Drake University; and
  1 14    WHEREAS, Lisa Bluder is one of the most respected
  1 15 and admired coaches in women's collegiate basketball,
  1 16 with an overall record of 504=239 (.679) and 148=97
  1 17 (.605) in eight seasons at the University of Iowa; and
  1 18    WHEREAS, in her first season with the Black and
  1 19 Gold, Ms. Bluder transformed a struggling program into
  1 20 a 21=game winner, leading her Hawkeyes to tie for
  1 21 second place in the Big Ten and win the Big Ten
  1 22 Tournament title in 2001; and
  1 23    WHEREAS, Virginia and USA Basketball Head Coach
  1 24 Debbie Ryan chose Bluder as an assistant coach to help
  1 25 guide Team USA at the 2001 World University Games in
  1 26 Beijing, China; and
  1 27    WHEREAS, Team USA marched into the gold medal game
  1 28 against host team China and won 87=69 and finished the
  1 29 2001 World University Games with a 7=1 mark; and
  1 30    WHEREAS, Coach Bluder has guided Iowa to five
  2  1 upper=division finishes in the Big Ten Conference,
  2  2 including winning a share of the league title with
  2  3 Ohio State in 2008, and her teams have ranked in the
  2  4 top five in Big Ten scoring and assists all eight
  2  5 seasons; and
  2  6    WHEREAS, student athletes who have played under
  2  7 Lisa Bluder have a 100 percent job placement rate
  2  8 following their collegiate careers; and
  2  9    WHEREAS, all of Coach Bluder's recruited student
  2 10 athletes have earned their degrees and three former
  2 11 players have become coaches == Randi Peterson as head
  2 12 coach at Coe College and Cara Consuegra and Jennie
  2 13 Lillis as assistant coaches at Marquette University;
  2 14 and
  2 15    WHEREAS, Coach Bluder won career game number 500 on
  2 16 February 10, 2008, at Penn State, becoming the 35th
  2 17 Division I coach to accomplish the feat; and
  2 18    WHEREAS, Lisa Bluder is the second most winning
  2 19 women's basketball coach at Iowa, behind the
  2 20 exceptional Women's Basketball Hall of Fame member C.
  2 21 Vivian Stringer; and
  2 22    WHEREAS, the 2008 Big Ten Coach of the Year honor
  2 23 is Coach Bluder's second at Iowa, the first coming in
  2 24 2001, and it is her fifth Big Ten Coach of the Year
  2 25 honor overall; NOW THEREFORE,
  2 26    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the Senate
  2 27 congratulates Head Coach Lisa Bluder for being named
  2 28 2008 Big Ten Coach of the Year and leading the
  2 29 Hawkeyes to another successful season, thanks Coach
  2 30 Bluder for bringing honor to the University of Iowa
  3  1 and the State of Iowa, and wishes Coach Bluder the
  3  2 very best in all her future endeavors; and
  3  3    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That, upon adoption, an
  3  4 official copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  3  5 presentation to University of Iowa Women's Basketball
  3  6 Head Coach Lisa Bluder.
  3  7 LSB 6615SS 82
  3  8 kh/rj/14