2019 Senate Commemoration 13 - Printed

State of South Dakota  


Introduced by:    Senators Rusch, Bolin, Cammack, Curd, Heinert, Kennedy, Langer, Nesiba, Novstrup, Schoenbeck, Smith (VJ), Soholt, Stalzer, and Steinhauer and Representatives Rasmussen, Deutsch, Duba, Frye-Mueller, Glanzer, Greenfield (Lana), Howard, Jensen (Kevin), Johns, Johnson (Chris), Johnson (David), Marty, Milstead, Otten (Herman), Peterson (Sue), Pischke, Ring, Rounds, Schoenfish, Wiese, and York

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Commending and honoring the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team for their outstanding athletic performance in winning their fifth consecutive Summit League Championship.

    WHEREAS, the student-athletes' championship streak marks the second longest streak in Summit League history. The team finished with fifty-one points to edge out the North Dakota State University team by a single point. The team was led by four runners who earned all-Summit League honors; and

    WHEREAS, head coach Dan Fitzsimmons, who was named the Summit League Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the fifth time during his tenure, helped facilitate and cultivate the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of the student-athletes:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Ninety-Fourth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Legislature honors and commends the University of South Dakota Women's Cross Country Team members for their patience, dedication, and tenacity, and, most of all, for their accomplishments as Summit League Cross Country Champions for the fifth-straight year.

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