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5023Type of Legislation: House Resolution HRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000502Primary Sponsor: GovanAll Sponsors: Govan, Cobb-Hunter, Ott, Sharpe and StuartDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18403cm00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000502Subject: Claflin University Pantherettes Basketball Team, Coach Nelson C. Brownlee, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000502 Introduced, adopted Versions of This Bill
TO CONGRATULATE THE CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY PANTHERETTES AND THEIR LEGENDARY BASKETBALL COACH NELSON C. BROWNLEE AS THEY COMPETE IN YET ANOTHER NAIA TOURNAMENT.
Whereas, Coach Nelson C. Brownlee has coached the Pantherettes for 25 years, achieving a record 612 wins for Claflin in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); and
Whereas, Coach Brownlee has won a total of 991 games over a 44-year career and has been named the two-time Converse NAIA National Coach of the Year; and
Whereas, Coach Brownlee has led the Pantherettes to 17 Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, seven NAIA District VI championships, two NAIA runner-up slots, two NAIA semifinalist slots, a total of 12 National Tournament appearances and six South Eastern Athletic Conference championships; and
Whereas, many of Coach Brownlee's Pantherettes have continued their achievements, becoming All-Americans, playing professional basketball in Italy, and becoming contenders for the WNBA; and
Whereas, Coach Brownlee has recently won two victories of great significance, defeating Morris College on January 22 to win his 600th victory and then defeating Benedict College on March 5 to win the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; and
Whereas, the members of the House of Representatives would like to honor the Claflin University Pantherettes and Coach Brownlee for their outstanding achievements and thank Coach Brownlee for his work toward shaping the lives of his players at Claflin University. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives hereby congratulate the Claflin University Pantherettes and Coach Nelson C. Brownlee as they compete in yet another NAIA tournament.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Coach Nelson C. Brownlee.
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