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May 10, 2011
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Bob Nielsen | Director | UMD Athletics | 218 726-8168 |

Senate and House Unanimously Vote to Honor UMD Bulldogs

The Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House of Representatives have unanimously voted to honor the University of Minnesota Duluth 2010-2011 men's hockey and football teams.

On May 9, UMD football players Chase Vogler and Corey Flesch, as well as hockey players Ken Reiter and Max Tardy were accompanied by hockey coach Scott Sandelin and athletic director, Bob Nielson to the state capitol. Also present to receive the recognition from the House and Senate was UMD Chancellor Lendley C. Black.

At 3 p.m. on the House floor, a motion was presented to the UMD representatives to honor the Bulldogs and a unanimous vote was accepted.

The Minnesota House of Representatives house resolution reads "the University of Minnesota Duluth distinguishes itself in many fields of endeavor, including NCAA athletics; and…congratulates the championship athletic programs on their historic seasons."

The Minnesota Senate resolution reads "WHEREAS, three regulation periods found the Bulldogs and Wolverines tied at two, but Kyle Schmidt's goal at 3:22 into overtime secured the victory and, with it, the first national hockey title for UMD."

In other news, on May 4, 2011, the United States senate also passed a resolution to honor UMD. The resolution states that "the Senate recognizes the achievements of the players, coaches, students, and staff whose hard work and dedication helped the University of Minnesota Duluth win the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey National Championship; and recognizes University of Minnesota Duluth Chancellor Lendley Black and Athletic Director Bob Nielson, who have shown great leadership in bringing athletic success to the University of Minnesota Duluth."

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