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Jun 13, 2018 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) that congratulates the Florida State University Seminoles softball team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s College World Series last week.
 
The full text of the resolution is below:
 
Congratulating the Florida State University Seminoles softball team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s College World Series.
 
Whereas, on June 5, 2018, the Florida State University Seminoles softball team won the Women’s College World Series after sweeping the University of Washington Huskies 2-0 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
 
Whereas the Florida State University Seminoles softball team has competed in 10 Women’s College World Series tournaments;
 
Whereas, in winning the 2018 Women’s College World Series, the Florida State University Seminoles softball team –
 
1) won their first Women’s College World Series Championship; and
 
2) won Florida State University’s 15th national championship in a team sport since Florida State University began fielding intercollegiate athletic teams in 1946;
 
Whereas, the Florida State University softball team finished their season with a record of 58 wins and 12 losses;
 
Whereas, infielder Jessie Warren was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 Women’s College World Series, tying the National Collegiate Athletics Association record for hits in a Women’s College World Series;
 
Whereas, pitcher Meghan King finished the Women’s College World Series allowing only 1 earned run over 34 innings of pitching, the lowest earned run average in a Women’s College World Series in National Collegiate Athletic Association history; and
 
Whereas, the Florida State University Seminoles softball team is the 2018 Division I National Champion: Now, therefore, be it
 
Resolved, That the Senate –
 
1) commends Florida State University for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s College World Series;
 
2) recognizes the achievement and dedication of all players, coaches, and support staff who contributed to winning the Women’s College World Series;
 
3) congratulates the citizens of Florida, Florida State University, and Seminole fans everywhere; and
 
4) requests that the Secretary of the Senate transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to –
 
a)John E. Thrasher, President of Florida State University
 
b)Stan Wilcox, Athletic Direct of Florida State University; and
 
c)Lonni Alameda, Head Coach of the Florida State University softball team.