2002 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Michel, Williamson, Dearing, Thames, Harvey, Smith
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING CAROLYN HENRY, STAR AMATEUR TENNIS PLAYER FROM CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI, UPON HER INDUCTION INTO THE 40TH MISSISSIPPI SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2002.
WHEREAS, the Jackson Touchdown Club and Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame has unveiled the Class of 2002 of the 40th Anniversary Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, which features Carolyn Henry, star amateur tennis player from Crystal Springs, Mississippi, who has won regional and national championships and served as a tennis administrator; and
WHEREAS, her sports career is a matter of record: she was a superb tennis player at Crystal Springs High and MSCW; between 1972 and 1984, she placed first or second in singles or doubles play in 142 tennis tournaments; strong competitor in matches hosted by the Mississippi Tennis Association, the Southern Tennis Association, and the United States Tennis Association; from 1968 to 2001, she captured first place titles 55 times, second place finishes 19 times, and 3rd place on four occasions; has played all across the nation with numerous partners on clay, hard court and grass surfaces; represents Mississippi in Senior Cup competition and has represented the U.S. in several international matches; served as President of the Mississippi Tennis Association; an accomplished award winning tennis professional who taught tennis for several decades; remains active in the sport and is a nationally ranked player; inducted into the MSCW Hall of Fame in 1945 and in the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this outstanding athlete who has brought honor to her university and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Carolyn Henry, star amateur tennis player from Crystal Springs, Mississippi, upon her induction into the 40th Anniversary Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2002, and wish her and her family continued success in all their future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Carolyn Henry at induction ceremonies to be held on April 19, 2002, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.