2002 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Frazier, Harden
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE PROVINE HIGH SCHOOL "LADY RAMS" BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING 2001-2002 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE STATE 4A CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, the Provine High School "Lady Rams" Basketball Team finished the 2001-2002 season with a remarkable record of thirty wins and five losses; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Rams won several tournament and play-off championships, including the Brandon High School Tournament, the District 6, Division IV Class 4A Championship, the North Mississippi Class 4A Championship and the Class 4A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, priding themselves in the team's motto "Practice with purpose, play with passion," the Lady Rams were able to make history by winning Provine's first girls Overall State Championship and first North State Championship; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated play this season, including: the naming of Latosha Christmas, Leslie Christmas and Keisha Carter to the All-State Team; the selection of Latosha Christmas and Leslie Christmas to the All-District Team; the selection of Latosha Christmas to the MS/AL All-Star Game, The Clarion-Ledger's All-Metro and All-State 1st Teams; and the naming of Keisha Carter to The Clarion-Ledger's All-Metro and All-State 2nd Teams; and
WHEREAS, the Provine High School Lady Rams have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Barbara Hartzog, Assistant Coach Terri Palmer and Trainer Shannon Singletary, who have broadened the Lady Rams' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution, and Head Coach Hartzog has brought additional honor to Provine High School by being named Metro Coach of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the team roster of this championship squad is as follows: Whitney Ball, Keisha Carter, Tosha Christmas, Tonya Thomas, Sandra Harper, Leslie Christmas, Lecole Hawkins, Victoria Anderson, Lakashia Younger, Dyelida Ball, Shana Dotson, Anesla McBride, Fallon Swinnie and Shunda Starks; Head Coach Barbara Hartzog; Assistant Coach Terri Palmer; Statistician Emily Bolls; Managers Angela Miell, Renika Whaley and Jessica Houston; and Trainer Shannon Singletary; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the winning accomplishments of this group of student-athletes, who have brought honor to their school, their community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we commend and congratulate the Provine High School "Lady Rams" Basketball Team and their coach, Head Coach Barbara Hartzog, for their phenomenal 2001-2002 season, for winning the Class 4A State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be presented to the Provine High School Girls Basketball Team, Head Coach Barbara Hartzog and be made available to the Principal of Provine High School and members of the Capitol Press Corps.