Thompson Resolution on Penn State Volleyball Champs Passes House

Jan 19, 2010

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today took his resolution honoring the Penn State women’s volleyball team on winning the 2009 NCAA Division I national championship, to the floor of the House of Representatives where it passed by unanimous consent.

Thompson told the House:  “Exactly one month ago today the Pennsylvania State University Women’s volleyball team staged a stunning come-from-behind victory against the University of Texas lady Longhorns and took home their third consecutive NCAA national championship.”

He explained their record of a 102-match winning streak that began in September 2007.  It is the longest Division I women’s winning streak and the second longest in NCAA history.  The team won 65 consecutive Big Ten matches.

The resolution H. Res. 1015 reads:
“Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates the Penn State women’s volleyball team and the university’s athletes, coaches, faculty, students, and alumni on the winning of the 2009 NCAA Division I women’s volleyball championship; and recognizes Penn State for its recognized excellence as an institution of higher learning.”

In addition to the resolution, Thompson and the entire Pennsylvania congressional delegation along with Penn State alum Frank Wolf, R-VA, signed a letter to President Obama requesting that he and the First Lady host this remarkable team at the White House to commemorate the Lady Lions’ unprecedented achievement and Coach Russ Rose’s 1001st career win.

The delegation wrote:  “It would be a wonderful honor for them to have the opportunity to meet with you and the First Lady and a fitting reward for all that they have accomplished.”