South Carolina General Assembly
114th Session, 2001-2002

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Bill 5144

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                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      5144
Type of Legislation:              Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                 House
Introduced Date:                  20020417
Primary Sponsor:                  Lourie
All Sponsors:                     Lourie, J.E. Smith, Thompson, Whipper, 
                                  Allison, Allen, Altman, Askins, Bales, 
                                  Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, 
                                  Breeland, G. Brown, J. Brown, R. Brown, 
                                  Campsen, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, 
                                  Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Cotty, 
                                  Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, 
                                  Edge, Emory, Fleming, Freeman, Frye, Gilham, 
                                  Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harrison, 
                                  Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, 
                                  Hinson, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Jennings, 
                                  Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, 
                                  Knotts, Koon, Law, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, 
                                  Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lucas, Mack, 
                                  Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, 
                                  Meacham-Richardson, Merrill, Miller, 
                                  Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, J.M. Neal, Neilson, 
                                  Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Quinn, 
                                  Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Rivers, Rodgers, 
                                  Rutherford, Sandifer, Scarborough, Scott, 
                                  Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, Sinclair, 
                                  D.C. Smith, F.N. Smith, G.M. Smith, 
                                  J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Snow, Stille, Stuart, 
                                  Talley, Taylor, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, 
                                  Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Weeks, Whatley, White, 
                                  Wilder, Wilkins, Witherspoon, A. Young and 
                                  J. Young
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\dka\4845mm02.doc
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:     20020417
Subject:                          USC Women's Basketball Team


Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
Senate  20020417  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
House   20020417  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

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Whereas, the University of South Carolina women's basketball team finished the 2001-2002 season with an impressive record of 25-7 overall and a 10-4 showing in the Southeastern Conference; and

Whereas, that excellent exhibition boosted them to a final season ranking of sixth in the nation in the ESPN, USA Today, and Coaches' Polls, the first time in twenty years it vaulted into the Top Ten; and

Whereas, the Gamecocks had their best finish ever in the SEC, advancing all the way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA National Tournament before being eliminated by powerhouse Duke, and posting only the third most successful season ever in their hoop history at USC; and

Whereas, top women players from around the world joined six talented South Carolina natives to give the 2001-2002 edition of the Gamecocks its first 20-win effort in eleven years; and

Whereas, their passionate but disciplined play created a contagious enthusiasm and engendered legendary fan support, leading to a home-court advantage that boosted the team's record at the Carolina Coliseum to 17-1, another historical mark; and

Whereas, almost 12,500 screaming fans, a sell-out crowd, filled the Coliseum for a women's basketball game when the Gamecocks hosted the Tennessee Volunteers at mid-season; and

Whereas, SEC Players of the Week Kelly Morrone, Shaunzinski Gortman, and Cristina Ciocan sparked the fall of other long-time records during the season; and

Whereas, team members Jocelyn Penn earned All SEC First Team honors, as did Gortman, who also was honorable mention Associated Press All-American; and

Whereas, Coach Susan Walvius was named SEC and WBCA District 3 Coach of the Year for her efforts and those of her staff of Shell Robinson, Linda Hill-MacDonald, and Chris Brower in guiding the Gamecocks to their record-setting successes in both athletic achievement and fan excitement; and

Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly join the citizens of South Carolina in cheering the Gamecocks for their many accomplishments. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly recognize the University of South Carolina women's basketball team on an excellent and exciting 2001-2002 season for women's sports and for South Carolina fans.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the USC women's basketball team and Coach Walvius.


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