WHEREAS the Southeastern Louisiana University Menís Basketball Team achieved a school record 24 wins and only 9 losses in the 2004-2005 season;
WHEREAS under the leadership of Coach Billy Kennedy, the Lions won the championship of the Southland Conference Tournament, earning Southeasternís first berth in the NCAA Tournamentís field of 64 teams; and
WHEREAS the Lions fought valiantly against Oklahoma State in the first round of the tournament, hanging on until the gameís final moments, creating excitement both in the gameís venue in Oklahoma City and back here in Hammond; and
WHEREAS these outstanding achievements have brought great pride to Southeastern and the surrounding community and national attention to the University
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Faculty Senate congratulates all the members of the Southeastern Louisiana University Menís Basketball Team for their accomplishments this basketball season.