2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
May 5, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Jacque, C. Taylor, Berceau, Allen,
Ballweg, Brandtjen, E. Brooks, R. Brooks, Danou, Edming, Gannon, Goyke,
Heaton, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Kahl, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Knodl,
Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, T. Larson, Mason, Milroy, Murphy, Mursau,
Murtha, Ohnstad, A. Ott, Petryk, Ripp, Rohrkaste, Sargent, Shankland,
Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Steffen, Subeck, Swearingen,
Tauchen, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, VanderMeer, Vorpagel and Zamarripa,
cosponsored by Senators Marklein, Risser, Gudex, Hansen, Harris Dodd,
Harsdorf, C. Larson, Miller, Nass, Olsen, L. Taylor, Vinehout, Vukmir,
Wanggaard and Wirch. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR33,1,3 1Relating to: congratulating the University of Wisconsin-Madison men's basketball
2team on its 2014-15 basketball season, reaching the NCAA Final Four, and
3making it to the NCAA Championship Game.
AJR33,1,84 Whereas, the University of Wisconsin Badgers set a school record of 36 wins
5against only 4 losses during the 2014-15 basketball season, winning the regular
6season Big Ten title and also winning the Big Ten Tournament title over Michigan
7State 80-69 in overtime and earned its 17th consecutive trip to the NCAA men's
8basketball tournament; and
AJR33,1,139 Whereas, the Badgers earned a number one seed in the 2015 NCAA basketball
10tournament and defeated Costal Carolina, Oregon, North Carolina, and Arizona and
11won the west region on their way to their second consecutive Final Four where they
12beat previously undefeated Kentucky, which gave the team its first National
13Championship game appearance since 1941; and
1Whereas, Sam Dekker was named the Most Outstanding Player in the West
2Regional and joined Frank Kaminsky and Josh Gasser on the Regional
3All-Tournament team; and
AJR33,2,144 Whereas, Frank Kaminsky was named the National Association of Basketball
5Coaches National Player of the Year, Associated Press College Basketball Player of
6the Year, the United States Basketball Writers Association College Player of the Year
7(Oscar Robertson Trophy), Naismith College Player of the Year, accepted the Kareem
8Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year trophy, was the winner of the John R. Wooden
9Award in addition to earning consensus All-America and Big Ten Player of the Year
10honors, and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Tournament; Bo
11Ryan was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by his peers; Sam Dekker was named to
12the All-Big Ten second team; Nigel Hayes was named third team All-Big Ten and
13a member of the All-Big Ten Tournament Team; and Josh Gasser was named to the
14Big Ten All-Defensive Team; and
AJR33,2,1915 Whereas, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger men's basketball team
16exemplifies the Vince Lombardi quote that "Individual commitment to a group
17effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a
18civilization work," and recognition must be given to every member of the team and
19coaching staff; now, therefore, be it
AJR33,3,2 20Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
21legislature hereby commends and congratulates Jordan Smith, Zak Showalter, Matt
22Ferris, Aaron Moesch, Nigel Hayes, Jordan Hill, Traevon Jackson, Duje Dukan, Sam
23Dekker, T.J. Schlundt, Josh Gasser, Ethan Happ, Bronson Koenig, Vitto Brown,
24Riley Dearring, and Frank Kaminsky and coaches Bo Ryan, Greg Gard, Gary Close,

1and Lamont Paris on reaching the 2015 NCAA Championship game; and, be it
AJR33,3,5 3Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide copies of this joint
4resolution to Head Coach Bo Ryan, his staff, each member of the team, and Athletic
5Director Barry Alvarez.
AJR33,3,66 (End)