(By Senators Buckalew, Helmick, Kimble, Love,

Ross, Sprouse, Walker and Tomblin, Mr. President)

Congratulating the West Virginia State College Basketball Team for winning the 1947-48 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament.

Whereas, The 1947-48 West Virginia State College Basketball Team, coached by Mark Cardwell, was undefeated in 30 games and won the CIAA national tournament by defeating Howard University in the title game played in Washington, D.C.; and
Whereas, Members of the 1947-48 Basketball Team went on to excel in their fields of endeavor, such as coaching, education, business and professional sports; and
Whereas, One of the team members, Earl Lloyd, became the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association and also the first African-American to coach in the NBA; and
Whereas, The team members present here today, Frank Enty, Joe Gilliam, Clayton Rockhold, Bob Wilson and Earl Lloyd, along with Betty Cardwell, the daughter of Coach Cardwell, have gathered on the campus of West Virginia State College to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary reunion; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the outstanding athletic ability of the members of the 1947-48 West Virginia State College Bbasketball Team which won them the national championship; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the 1947-48 West Virginia State College Bbasketball Tteam.