Bob Gibbs, U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Ohio, addressed the House of Representatives on April 17 to congratulate the AU women’s basketball team for winning the NCAA Division II Championship. Here is the text of his comment:
(Mr. GIBBS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1minute.)
Mr. GIBBS: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate the Ashland University women's basketball team for winning the NCAA Division II Championship. The Ashland Eagles earned Ashland University's first basketball national championship with a 71-56 victory over New York's Dowling College on Friday, March 29, 2013.
I would like to congratulate the Eagles MVP, AU senior Kari Daugherty, for contributing 26 points to the win. Ms. Daugherty was also honored with the Player of the Year title for the division.
I would also like to congratulate Coach Sue Ramsey for leading her team to victory. This sportsmanship, determination, and hard work displayed by the Ashland Eagles throughout the season has been unparalleled. This momentous accomplishment deserves the most sincere congratulations, and we're very proud of Ashland University and the Ashland Eagles. Go Eagles.