Hoeven, Heitkamp: Senate passes resolution commending National Champion NDSU football team

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the Senate has unanimously passed a resolution they authored to honor the NCAA Division I National Championship North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison on its winning season.Posted 1/20/14

The resolution recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of the NDSU coaches and players as well as the support of the NDSU alumni and fans.

“The Bison had another tremendous season that culminated with their third consecutive national championship,” said Hoeven. “This resolution recognizes the dedication of Coach Craig Bohl, his team and the unparalleled fans and alumni who comprise Bison Nation. The State of North Dakota is incredibly proud of the Bison’s championship win, and this resolution makes our support a matter of historical record in the Senate.”

“For the third year in a row, the NDSU football team’s hard work was rewarded with a well-deserved national championship,” said Heitkamp. “With this resolution, the entire Senate is recognizing the players and coaches for an incredible season, and all of the fans for their unwavering support. We hope to pass another one after next year’s national championship.”

The Bison won its third Division I national title in Frisco, Texas, on January 4, defeating the Towson University Tigers of Maryland 35 to 7.

Complete resolution:

 

 

S.RES.332

Whereas the North Dakota State University (referred to in this preamble as `NDSU’) Bison won the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (referred to in this preamble as the `NCAA’)… (Agreed to Senate – ATS)

 

SRES 332 ATS

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 332

Congratulating the North Dakota State University football team for winning the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision title.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 13, 2014

Mr. HOEVEN (for himself and Ms. HEITKAMP) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

 

RESOLUTION

Congratulating the North Dakota State University football team for winning the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision title.

Whereas the North Dakota State University (referred to in this preamble as `NDSU’) Bison won the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (referred to in this preamble as the `NCAA’) Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco, Texas, on January 4, 2014, in a hard fought victory over the Towson University Tigers of Maryland by a score of 35 to 7;

Whereas the NDSU Bison and coach Craig Bohl had an incredible 2013 season and finished unbeaten for the first time since 1990;

Whereas NDSU has won 11 NCAA Football Championships and has now won 3 consecutive NCAA Football Championships since 2011;

Whereas during the championship game, the NDSU Bison offense scored 35 points against the Towson University Tigers;

Whereas Coach Bohl and his staff have instilled character and confidence in the NDSU players and have done an outstanding job with the Bison football program;

Whereas the leadership of President Dean Bresciani and Athletic Director Gene Taylor has helped bring both academic and athletic excellence to NDSU;

Whereas an estimated 17,000 Bison fans attended the Championship game, reflecting the tremendous spirit and dedication of Bison Nation that has helped propel the success of the team; and

Whereas the 2013 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision title was a victory not only for the NDSU football team, but also for the entire State of North Dakota: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate–

(1) congratulates the North Dakota State University football team as the champion of the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision title;

(2) commends the North Dakota State University players, coaches, and staff for their hard work and dedication; and

(3) recognizes the students, alumni, and loyal fans for supporting the Bison on the successful quest of the team to capture another Division I trophy for North Dakota State University.

 

 


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