The U.S. Senate today approved a resolution sponsored by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) congratulating the 2007 University of Tennessee (UT) Lady Vols basketball team for winning the 2007 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball National Championship. On April 3, 2007, the UT Lady Vols defeated the Scarlett Knights of Rutgers by a score of 59-46 at the championship game in Cleveland, OH. This year Pat Summitt earned her seventh national title as head coach for the Lady Vols, continuing her record as college basketball’s winningest coach, men’s or women’s, with 947 victories over 33 seasons.
“We’re very proud of our Lady Vols because they are true student athletes – Coach Summitt puts a serious focus on the academic achievement of her players, which sets a tone that the rest of the NCAA would do well to emulate,” Alexander said. “I know how proud I was as president of the University of Tennessee that one of the most visible symbols of our university had such high values.”
“As a UT grad, I’m especially proud to join Senator Alexander in honoring the Lady Vols basketball team for winning Tennessee’s seventh national title under coach Pat Summitt,” said Corker. “I congratulate this exceptional group of young women and Coach Summitt for bringing another championship back to Knoxville.”
The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent late Thursday. Full text of the resolution is attached.