Florida Senate - 2009                            (NP)    SR 2782
       By Senator Lawson
       6-04734-09                                            20092782__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau
    3         upon her selection as ACC Women’s Basketball Coach of
    4         the Year for 2009 and commending her for community
    5         leadership.
    7         WHEREAS, Coach Sue Semrau has served as head women’s
    8  basketball coach at Florida State University for 12 years, and
    9  has earned the title of the winningest coach in the history of
   10  Seminole women’s basketball, and
   11         WHEREAS, Coach Semrau has coached not only winning athletic
   12  teams, but also winning academic teams, leading the Atlantic
   13  Coast Conference with 65 ACC Academic Honor Roll selections, and
   14         WHEREAS, Coach Semrau has demonstrated determination and
   15  ingenuity in building interest in women’s basketball at Florida
   16  State University, among other things, leading a 48-hour “Tents
   17  for-Tickets” campaign during which she camped in a tent outside
   18  the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in an effort to sell 3,000
   19  tickets, resulting in record women’s basketball ticket sales,
   20  and
   21         WHEREAS, Coach Semrau is active in the community and serves
   22  on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Basketball Coaches
   23  Association, and
   24         WHEREAS, Coach Semrau has taken a team that was winless in
   25  the ACC prior to her selection as head coach to four consecutive
   26  NCAA tournaments, with 12 consecutive victories over in-state
   27  rivals, and has led the team to 75 ACC victories, and
   28         WHEREAS, Florida State University has earned 20 All-ACC
   29  awards during Coach Semrau’s tenure and groomed two All-American
   30  players, currently playing in the WNBA, and
   31         WHEREAS, Coach Semrau has for 3 seasons been named Coach of
   32  the Year by the ACC, America’s top-rated conference, NOW,
   35  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   37         That Senate recognizes FSU Head Coach Sue Semrau’s
   38  selection as ACC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year for 2009
   39  and congratulates her for her contributions to Florida State
   40  University, the Tallahassee community, and the State of Florida.
   41         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, with
   42  the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to Coach Sue Semrau
   43  as a tangible token of the sentiments of the Florida Senate.