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April 18 Dubbed UM MBB Day in Florida

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 04/18/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The State of Florida has honored Coach Jim Larrañaga and the University of Miami men’s basketball team with two resolutions, recognizing April 18, 2013, as "University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team Day" in Florida. Each resolution was read and presented Thursday on the full floor of the Florida house of representatives and the full floor of the state senate. 

House Resolution HB 9089 is sponsored by Representative Eddy Gonzalez, who is also the chairman of the Miami Dade (state) delegation. Senate Resolution SB 1858 is sponsored by Senator Oscar Braynon.

Larrañaga and UM Director of Athletics Blake James were at the state capitol Thursday for the presentations.


House Resolution: HB 9089, Sponsored by Rep. Eddy Gonzalez
A resolution recognizing April 18, 2013, as "University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team Day" in Florida.
WHEREAS, founded in 1925 in Coral Gables, the University of Miami, a private university that has long been nationally recognized for its winning tradition in all sports, competes in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and
WHEREAS, the University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball team continued the university's tradition of athletic excellence when, for the second time in university history, the team advanced to the National Collegiate Athletic Association "Sweet Sixteen" tournament and concluded the 2012-2013 season with a single-season school record of 29 wins, and
WHEREAS, with hard work, determination, unselfish play, and a team-first attitude, the University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team completed the season as the ACC regular season champions, showcasing the team's sportsmanship and competitiveness, and
WHEREAS, under the outstanding leadership of Head Coach Jim Larrañaga, who was named the 2013 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Coach of the Year, the Henry Iba Coach of the Year, the ACC Coach of the Year, and finalist for the Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year, and led by Hurricane point guard Shane Larkin, the ACC Player of the Year and Most Valuable Game Player, and guard Durand Scott, the ACC Defender of the Year, the University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team is applauded for continuing the rich history of athletic pride and reestablishing Miami-Dade County as a basketball epicenter for its more than 160,000 University of Miami alumni, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Florida:
That April 18, 2013, is recognized as "University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team Day" in the State of Florida to proclaim that "It's Great to Be a Miami Hurricane."
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be presented to Head Coach Jim Larrañaga and the University of Miami Hurricanes Men's Basketball Team as a tangible token of the sentiments expressed herein.

Senate Resolution: SB 1858, Sponsored by Sen. Oscar Braynon
A resolution recognizing April 18, 2013, as “University of Miami Men’s Hurricanes Basketball Day” in Florida.
WHEREAS, the University of Miami was founded in 1925 as a private university in Coral Gables and now competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and
WHEREAS, in 2013, the University of Miami men’s Hurricanes basketball team for the second time in university history advanced to the “Sweet Sixteen” tournament, concluding the 2012-2013 season with a single-season school record of 29 wins, and
WHEREAS, the University of Miami men’s Hurricanes basketball team completed the season as ACC regular season champions and ACC tournament champions, and
WHEREAS, University of Miami men’s Hurricanes basketball Coach Jim Larrañaga was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ District Coach of the Year, the Henry Iba Coach of the Year, and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Coach of the Year, and is a finalist for the Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year, and
WHEREAS, Hurricane point guard Shane Larkin was voted ACC Player of the Year and Most Valuable Game Player, and guard Durand Scott was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and
WHEREAS, the men’s Hurricanes basketball team has brought pride and recognition to the more than 160,000 University of Miami alumni, and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is proud to be the “epicenter” of basketball, NOW, THEREFORE,
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
That we recognize April 18, 2013 as “University of Miami Men’s Hurricanes Basketball Day” in Florida.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be presented to University of Miami men’s Hurricanes basketball Coach Jim Larrañaga as a tangible token of the sentiments expressed in this resolution.

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