SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 54
(By Senators Beach, Stollings, Sypolt, Williams, Prezioso, Tucker, Cookman, Plymale and Fitzsimmons)
Congratulating the West Virginia University Rifle team for winning the 2013 NCAA Rifle Championship.
Whereas, The West Virginia University Rifle Team won its nation-best 15th NCAA Championship on Saturday, March 9, 2013, with an aggregate score of 4679, at Ohio State’s Converse Hall and French Field House; and
Whereas, The West Virginia University Rifle Team’s aggregate score of 4679 was the second highest in NCAA history; and
Whereas, On the way to winning the National Championship, the West Virginia University Rifle Team also won its fourth-straight Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) title this season; and
Whereas, Coach Hammond was named the College Rifle Coaches’ Association (CRCA) Coach of the Year, his second career honor and first since 2009; and
Whereas, Petra Zublasing swept the individual titles, as she won air rifle (701.1) and smallbore (688.3). The wins brought her career NCAA title total to three, as she also won the 2012 Air Rifle Championship; and
Whereas, For her efforts, Petra Zublasing was named to the National Rifle Association (NRA) Air Rifle and Smallbore All-America First Teams; and
Whereas, In total, the West Virginia University Rifle Team scored twelve NRA All-America honors: Taylor Ciotola (air rifle and smallbore first teams), Maren Prediger (air rifle first team), Meelis Kiisk (smallbore first team, air rifle second team), Garrett Spurgeon (smallbore first team, air rifle second team), Kyanko (smallbore second team), Daniel Sojka (smallbore second team) and Patrick Sunderman (smallbore honorable mention); and
Whereas, The West Virginia University Rifle Team is a shining example to all West Virginians of what can be accomplished with hard work, dedication and commitment; and
Whereas, The West Virginia University Rifle Team is the greatest all time in NCAA history, something all West Virginians can be proud of; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby congratulates the West Virginia University Rifle Team for winning the 2013 NCAA Rifle Championship; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate hereby acknowledges the individual effort of each shooter and commends them for their accomplishments; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia University Rifle team.