Florida Senate - 2013                            (NP)    SR 1858
       By Senator Braynon
       36-03395-13                                           20131858__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 18, 2013, as
    3         “University of Miami Men’s Hurricanes Basketball Day”
    4         in Florida.
    6         WHEREAS, the University of Miami was founded in 1925 as a
    7  private university in Coral Gables and now competes in Division
    8  I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the
    9  Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and
   10         WHEREAS, in 2013, the University of Miami men’s Hurricanes
   11  basketball team for the second time in university history
   12  advanced to the “Sweet Sixteen” tournament, concluding the 2012
   13  2013 season with a single-season school record of 29 wins, and
   14         WHEREAS, the University of Miami men’s Hurricanes
   15  basketball team completed the season as ACC regular season
   16  champions and ACC tournament champions, and
   17         WHEREAS, University of Miami men’s Hurricanes basketball
   18  Coach Jim Larrañaga was named the National Association of
   19  Basketball Coaches’ District 4 Coach of the Year, the Henry Iba
   20  Coach of the Year, and Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coach
   21  of the Year, and is a finalist for the Naismith Men’s College
   22  Coach of the Year, and
   23         WHEREAS, Hurricane point guard Shane Larkin was voted ACC
   24  Player of the Year and Most Valuable Game Player, and guard
   25  Durand Scott was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and
   26         WHEREAS, the men’s Hurricanes basketball team has brought
   27  pride and recognition to the more than 160,000 University of
   28  Miami alumni, and
   29         WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is proud to be the “epicenter”
   30  of basketball, NOW, THEREFORE,
   32  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   34         That we recognize April 18, 2013 as “University of Miami
   35  Men’s Hurricanes Basketball Day” in Florida.
   36         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be
   37  presented to University of Miami men’s Hurricanes basketball
   38  Coach Jim Larrañaga as a tangible token of the sentiments
   39  expressed in this resolution.