Lady Bears Honored by North Carolina House
June 12, 2012 – The North Carolina House of
Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1143 - a resolution honoring the Shaw
Lady Bears basketball team for winning the national championship. The vote was
114-0 in favor of passage.
The resolution honors the team
for its continued success on and off the basketball court, listing historical
accomplishments such as their nine CIAA titles, as well as their academic success.
"This championship brings
honor not only to Shaw," said Rep. Rosa Gill (Wake), a Shaw alumna and one
of the sponsors of the bill. "It
brings honor to Raleigh, Wake County and the entire state of North
Carolina." Gill spoke after a full
reading of the resolution and recognition of Shaw guests in the gallery.
Rep. Deborah Ross (Wake), a
co-sponsor of the bill, also spoke, recognizing Shaw for the championship as
well as acknowledging the role Title IX has played in the rise of women's
The other primary co-sponsors
of the bill were Rep. Larry Hall (Durham) and Rep. Darren Jackson (Wake).
The resolution also honored
Shaw's long-time athletic director, football coach and baseball coach, the late
Dr. James E. Lytle.
For more information on Shaw
athletics, visit www.shawbears.com.