INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS

 

IUPUI FACULTY COUNCIL RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS

 

IN RECOGNITION OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF COACH RON HUNTER AND THE IUPUI MENíS BASKETBALL TEAM DURING THE 2002-2003 SEASON

 

 

PROCLAMATION AND RESOLUTION

To All To Whom These Presents May Come, Greetings:

 

Whereas:†††††††† It is the dream and goal of basketball coaches, players and their fans everywhere to reach the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament and its field of 64; and

 

Whereas †††††††† IUPUI became eligible to pursue this dream only five years ago in 1998 when it began its first season at the Division I level of the NCAA; and

 

Whereas: ††††††† Coach Ron Hunter rejected the naysayers, came to IUPUI in 1994 and began his passionate quest to achieve this goal by becoming the winningest first-year coach in IUPUI history; and

 

Whereas:†††††††† Coach Ron Hunter has the highest career winning percentage of any basketball coach in school history and is the only IUPUI basketball coach to defeat both a Big Ten (Northwestern) and an ACC (Georgia Tech) opponent; and

 

Whereas:†††††† Coach Ron Hunter was recognized as the 2002-2003 Mid-Continent Coach of the Year; and

 

Whereas: ††††††† Under the leadership of Coach Ron Hunter, a wonderful group of young men collectively known as the IUPUI Jaguars menís basketball team defeated the Crusaders of Valparaiso and won the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Tournament, thereby achieving their goal to play in the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time in school history; and

 

Whereas:†††††††† The accomplishments of Coach Ron Hunter and his Cinderella team have added immeasurably to IUPUIís institutional identity, bringing national and international attention to IUPUI the likes of which the school has never before enjoyed; and

 

Whereas:†††††††† Coach Ron Hunter and his team have achieved the greater goal of making IUPUI faculty, students, staff, and alumni proud to be part of the IUPUI community; and

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Whereas:†††††††† The enthusiasm and commitment of Coach Ron Hunter have been an inspiration not only to his players but to all who know him

 

Be it therefore resolved that on this day, May 1, 2003, the IUPUI Faculty Council congratulates and applauds Coach Ron Hunter and his team for their accomplishments and the honor they bring to IUPUI and

 

That this resolution be disseminated to all pertinent parties.