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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Indiana University soccer team on winning the 2004 NCAA championship.



Welch, Pierce




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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2005)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Indiana University soccer team on winning the 2004 NCAA championship.

    Whereas, The Indiana University soccer team successfully defended its title to become the National Collegiate Athletic Association national champion for the second consecutive year;

    Whereas, The 2004 NCAA title is the Hoosiers' seventh title and the culmination of a 19-4-1 overall season;

    Whereas, In the team's march to the first championship for new head coach Mike Freitag, the fourth ranked Hoosiers won ten of the last 11 games;

    Whereas, The team earned its 2004 Division I championship by defeating No. 2 California-Santa Barbara, 3-2, in a penalty-kick tiebreaker after the two schools played a 1-1 draw;

    Whereas, Indiana's Drew Moor and Danny O'Rourke were first team selections to the 2004 All-America team;

    Whereas, Although he is a first-year head coach, Freitag is no stranger to IU soccer;

    Whereas, Freitag was a standout defender for the Hoosiers from 1976 to 1979, served as a graduate assistant coach from 1983 to 1986, and a full-time assistant from 1993 to 2003 before replacing Jerry Yeagley as head coach; and



    Whereas, The Indiana University soccer team displayed courage and a never-give-up attitude, which will help the team's outstanding young athletes become valuable and productive members of society: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the Indiana University soccer team on its seventh NCAA title and wishs team members continued success both on and off the soccer field.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to the members, managers, and coaches of the Indiana University soccer team and the president of Indiana University.