2001 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Mettetal, Chaney

Senate Concurrent Resolution 572

(As Adopted by Senate and House)


WHEREAS, Alisa Scott attended Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, Mississippi, where she was selected the 1983 Mississippi High School Player of the Year by the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson Daily News and as a senior was selected to Parade, Adidas and Converse All-American first teams; and

WHEREAS, she subsequently was enrolled at Ole Miss, and started in all 30 of the Lady Rebels games as a freshman; and

WHEREAS, Scott, who started coaching in 1990, is in her third year as an assistant coach under Houston Comet Head Coach and General Manager Van Chancellor, who coached Scott while at the University of Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, Alisa Scott's coaching skills helped prepare the Houston Comets to attain their fourth consecutive WNBA World Championship; and

WHEREAS, before the WNBA, Scott was an assistant coach under Wendy Larry at Old Dominion for seven years where she helped Old Dominion to seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including one Final Four in 1997 and seven straight Colonial Athletic Association titles; she was an assistant at Maryland for one season and helped the Lady Terrapins to an NCAA Elite Eight finish; and

WHEREAS, Scott also was a restricted earnings assistant under Chancellor for one season while completing her undergraduate degree and played professional basketball for three years in Italy, until a knee injury ended her career; and

WHEREAS, an All-SEC pick as a senior at Ole Miss in 1987, Scott ranks second in career steals and sixth in career points for the Lady Rebels, where she helped Ole Miss to two NCAA Elite Eight and two Sweet 16 appearances; and

WHEREAS, she was a player who excelled on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court; and

WHEREAS, the youngest of James and Mariea Scott's seven children, her parents still live in Vicksburg; and

WHEREAS, she discovered her talent in coaching while still a student at Ole Miss when she helped in coaching the summer camp and found that she was able to make a difference with the ability of some of the campers; and

WHEREAS, Coach Van Chancellor says of Alisa that she helped Ole Miss become a dominant program in the state and one of the best in the nation during her years there; that she was a great player and has become an outstanding coach; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature to recognize and commend outstanding achievements on the part of native daughters as has been demonstrated by Scott in her career as a student and professional player, and as a coach:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend Alisa Scott for her dedication to her sport and for the example she sets for our young people for what a person can achieve by working hard and keeping sight of a goal.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Ms. Scott and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.