1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Browning
Senate Concurrent Resolution 554
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING THE DANIEL HIGH SCHOOL OF NEW ALBANY GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM UPON WINNING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN THEIR DIVISION.
WHEREAS, the Daniel High School Lady Bulldogs Softball Team won the state championship in their division; and
WHEREAS, on Saturday, October 26, 1996, the Lady Bulldogs broke a tie game in the bottom of the seventh inning of a contest against Newton County High School, winning that game by a score of 4 to 3; and
WHEREAS, this victory was the first-ever state championship for the Lady Bulldogs as they ended a successful season by winning the Mississippi High School Division 3-A Championship with an overall record of 26 wins and 11 losses; and
WHEREAS, this record was even better than their outstanding 1995 season record of 25 wins and 12 losses; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Bulldogs also were the Union County Tournament champions, had a perfect undefeated record in post-season tournament play and were ranked number 6 by The Clarion-Ledger; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated play, with Bridget Gordon, Jessica Chism, Kim Henson, Ginger Pope and Susan Parker being named All-District and Tracy Russell and Mitzi Whiteside receiving District Honorable Mention; and
WHEREAS, Bridget Gordon was named All-Area, and Bridget Gordon, Ginger Pope, Kim Henson and Jessica Chism were named to the All-State team, Ms. Gordon and Ms. Pope for the second time; and
WHEREAS, the team has been well coached and inspired by Head Coach Susan Frazier and Assistant Coach Karen Taylor; and
WHEREAS, Coach Frazier has been named Division Coach of the Year, All-Area Coach of the Year, Mississippi Coach of the Year and All-Star Coach; and
WHEREAS, Coach Frazier said, "Our goal this year was to get back to the final four. In 1995, we made it; and through rain delays, we ended North State Runner-up after being defeated by Senatobia. Beginning our 1996 season, we met adversity with a hitting slump--but through hard work, determination and desire, these ladies went for their dreams. I called them 'Lady Dawgs on a mission--'. Mission accomplished."; and
WHEREAS, the Lady Bulldogs have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, as their activities and attitude reflect; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evinced by the youth of our state, who are her future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI SENATE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the Daniel High Lady Bulldogs Softball Team of New Albany, Mississippi, for their outstanding 1996 season and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Daniel High School and Coach Frazier.