Floor Statement on Terps' Basketball Season
Mar 17, 2010
Madam chairwoman, I rise to support this resolution congratulating the University of Maryland men’s basketball team on an outstanding season. Anyone who knows me knows that I bleed red and gold. I am a proud Terp myself, playing in the men’s lacrosse team while my good friend Gary Williams played on the men’s basketball team.
We were all thrilled when he came back to Maryland as head basketball coach, and even more elated when they became National Champs in 2002.
Coach Williams has a long legacy of making boys into men. I know he is not an easy coach, but their work paid off this season. Coach Williams was honored this season as his 32nd as Division 1 Head Coach of the Year. He has lead his team to the NCAA tournament for the 17th time, including the 14th time in 21 years at Maryland. Player Greivis Vazquez was honored as Player of the Year.
It is so exciting to see such talented young athletes from my alma mater to have a 23-8 season and a 13-3 conference record. These athletes should be proud of themselves and their performance and I wish them luck in the NCAA tournament. Go Terps!