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NO. R-149.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006–2007 University of Vermont Catamounts men’s basketball team on an outstanding season.


Offered by:  Representatives Pugh of S. Burlington, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Chen of Mendon, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland‑Hanzas of Bradford, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Edwards of Brattleboro, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex, Johnson of Canaan, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lenes of Shelburne, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Nease of Johnson, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Potter of Clarendon, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Weston of Burlington, Winters of Williamstown and Zuckerman of Burlington

Whereas, the 2006–2007 University of Vermont (UVM) Catamounts men’s basketball team thrilled its fans with exciting play and an impressive record of victories, and

Whereas, on the night of February 22, UVM defeated the Boston University Terriers 57–55 to capture the Catamounts’ third America East Conference regular season championship, and

Whereas, during the last regular season contest, against the University of Hartford, senior Chris Holm set a new UVM single-season record of 353 rebounds, and

Whereas, the first-seeded Catamounts proceeded to their fifth America East Conference championship tournament and topped both Hartford 81–62 and the University of Maryland Baltimore County 72–63, in the quarter and semi-final rounds, respectively, and

Whereas, before a capacity crowd at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium, the Catamounts and the Albany Great Danes battled in a thrilling and multiple lead‑changing game to a 56–all tie with 3:14 left to play, and

Whereas, despite the Catamounts’ heroic efforts, the Great Danes defeated UVM by a heartbreaking one-point margin of 60–59 that ended the Catamount’s amazing 13-consecutive-game win streak, and

Whereas, in National Invitational Tournament play, the UVM Catamounts stayed competitive against the Kansas State University Wildcats before losing by an extremely close 59–57 score, and

Whereas, during the 2006–2207 season, UVM tied the school record of 25 victories and had the best rebound margin of 9.7 of any college basketball team in the nation, and

Whereas, individual Catamounts were the recipients of considerable special recognition, including: Chris Holm and Mike Trimboli who were named to the America East All-Conference First Team and All-Championship Teams; separately, Trimboli was named the America East Fan’s Choice Player of the Year, and Holm won a spot on the United States Basketball Writers Association District I Team, and the selected him as the America East Most Valuable Player; Joe Trapani was selected for the All Rookie America East squad and the Mid-Major All‑Freshman Team; and Martin Klimes was named to the America East All‑Conference Third Team and to both the conference’s all-defensive and all‑academic teams, and

Whereas, UVM Coach Mike Lonergan won multiple honors, being named America East Coach of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ District I Coach of the Year, and’s America East Coach of the Year, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the 2006–2007 University of Vermont Catamounts’ men’s basketball team on an outstanding season, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mike Lonergan at the University of Vermont.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont