Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., congratulated the University of Wyoming Women’s Basketball team congressional style by introducing a Senate resolution to commend the team for their championship Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) win and Enzi also sang the praises of the team with a Senate floor speech.
"The Cowgirl basketball team and coaching staff serve as an excellent example of what the State of Wyoming represents, plain old hard work and steadfast dedication," Enzi said. "This once underestimated team made a statement before the nation; Wyoming is one of the strongest programs in the Mountain West."
It’s no secret that Enzi is a University of Wyoming basketball fan. Enzi attends as many games as possible to cheer on the Cowgirls and the Cowboys and his son Brad is a former UW basketball player.
After 21 wins in the regular season and finishing second overall in the Mountain West Conference, the Cowgirls received a post-season invitation to the WNIT where they won six straight games before becoming the 2007 WNIT champions.
After beating Kansas State in triple overtime, the Cowgirls continued on to the championship where they defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 72-56 in front of a record breaking home crowd to capture their first postseason title. Cowgirl Head Coach Joe Legerski described the scene as a "sea of game-day gold," which is fitting for the monumental win.
The Senate passed the resolution, S. Res 151, by unanimous approval. Senator Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., co-sponsored the resolution.