H.Res. 196: Congratulating the University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Team (the "Lady Vols") and Head Coach Pat Summitt on Her 1,000th victory

H.Res. 196

Congratulating the University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Team (the "Lady Vols") and Head Coach Pat Summitt on Her 1,000th victory

Date
June 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 196 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) on February 26, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 196 would resolve that Congress:

  • "Congratulates the University of Tennessee women's basketball team and Head Coach Pat Summitt on her 1,000th victory;
  • "Recognizes the significant achievements of the players, coaches, students, alumni, and support staff whose dedication and hard work have contributed greatly to the success of the Lady Vols program and Coach Summitt; and
  •  "Respectfully requests the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit copies of this resolution to the following for appropriate display-
    •  Dr. John D. Petersen, President of the University of Tennessee;
    •  Dr. Loren Crabtree, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville;
    • Joan Cronan, Women's Athletics Director; and
    • Pat Summitt, Women's Basketball Head Coach."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, on February 5, 2009, Head Coach Pat Summitt recorded her 1,000th win with a victory over Georgia 73-43. Coach Summitt has a lifetime record of 1,000-188 in her more than 35 years of coaching, all with the Lady Vols. Coach Summitt has been named SEC Coach of the Year 7 times, been named NCAA Coach of the Year 7 times, and the Lady Vols have an NCAA Tournament Best record (men or women) of 104-19, including 18 NCAA Tournament number 1 seeds and 8 NCAA Championships.