2005 National Champs Visit State Capitol

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 21, 2005

OKLAHOMA CITY -  The University of Oklahoma men's gymnastics team was honored Tuesday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives, in Oklahoma City, for winning the 2005 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championship. 

A House resolution was passed to honor the team and then presented to OU head coach Mark Williams.

"It was a great honor to be recognized for our national championship in the state capitol," said Williams.  "This was a great opportunity for the athletes to visit the capitol and be recognized by all of the state's legislators."

The team was taken down to the floor of the house where they received a standing ovation from all in attendance after State House speaker Todd Hiett read the proclamation of accomplishments. 

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Also in attendance were the University of Oklahoma President David Boren, Athletics Director Joe Castiglione and Senior Woman Administrator Stephanie Rempe.

The resolution mentioned the OU' 2005 national title, its 13 All-America honors, David Henderson winning the NCAA title on the still rings and Williams' third NCAA Coach of the Year honor in the last four years.



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