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Legislation #: 150818 Introduction Date: 10/1/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, SHIELDS, JAMES, JR., LOAR, TAYLOR, REED, HALL, JUSTUS, FOWLER AND MCMANUS
Title: Congratulating the UMKC ‘Roos on their Achievements off the court and in the classroom.

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9/28/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/1/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150818

 

Congratulating the UMKC ‘Roos on their Achievements off the court and in the classroom.

 

WHEREAS the University of Missouri – Kansas City is Women’s and Men’s basketball teams, affectionately known as the ‘Roos have proven that they are winners off the court as well as on the court; and

 

WHEREAS the UMKC men’s basketball squad was one of 175 schools at all levels across the nation to earn the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Excellence Award, posting a 2014-2015 team GPA better than 3.0; and

 

WHEREAS, the men’s basketball team were one of only two schools in the Western Athletic Conference on the list, and this is the third year that the NABC has given the award, and the first year that UMKC has made the list; and

 

WHEREAS, the UMKC women’s basketball squad claimed the top spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the second straight season by posting a cumulative team total of 3.726; and

 

WHEREAS, this made the ‘Roos women’s team the only Division I team to post a cumulative GPA above 3.7 and this marks the third time in program history for the recognition; and

 

WHEREAS, head coach Marsha Frese says the award speaks to the culture that UMKC Athletics has worked to build for academic standards, and head coach Kareem Richardson, staff and players value the importance of academic achievement; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their support for Kansas City’s hometown team the UMKC ‘Roos; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Roos, Carla Wilson, Kareem Richardson, and Marsha Frese in recognition by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City of the academic success of the UMKC ‘Roos off the court and in the classroom and their future academic success this year.

 

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