|00:00:01||C.F. CHEERLEADERS HAVE FINISHED IN THE TOP 10 NINE OUT OF THE LAST 10 YEARS.|
|00:00:06||TALK ABOUT CONSISTENCY.|
|00:00:07||ALL CHAMPIONS EXHIBIT QUIET DETERMINATION.|
|00:00:10||BUT TWO TEAMMATES ESPECIALLY, JAMIE WOOD AND JAMES KERSEY DEMONSTRATED EXCEPTIONAL RESOLVE BY COMPETING WITH SERIOUS INJURIES, A BROKEN FIBULA FOR JAMIE AND A TORN ROTATOR CUFF FOR JAMES.|
|00:00:24||THAT'S THE CRUFMENT C.|
|00:00:25||F. KNIGHT EXPERIENCE.|
|00:00:27||THE SUCCESS IS NOT MERELY MEASURED BY ATHLETICISM, THE STUDENTS EASTERN A HIGH GRADE POINT AVERAGE.|
|00:00:40||THE COACH RECOGNIZED TWO MEMBERS EARNING BACHELOR DEGREES.|
|00:00:45||TODAY, I WILL SUBMIT A RESOLUTION WITH MANY COLLEAGUES FROM FLORIDA COMMENDING THE FABULOUS SUCCESS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CHEERLEADING TEAM ON ITS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR AND WISH THEM CONTINUED SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE, BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD.|
|00:01:00||YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME, MR.|
|00:01:03||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES MS.|
|00:01:05||JACKSON LEE FOR FIVE MINUTES.|
|00:01:15||MS. JACKSON LEE: I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.|
|00:01:18||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: WITHOUT OBJECTION.|
Mr. FEENEY. Mr. Speaker, it is a big thrill to rise today to honor a hometown university, the University of Central Florida, and their cheerleading team for their Division I championship and cheerleading and dance team competition this year. UCF President John Hitt and the entire UCF family are simply thrilled with the success and are extraordinarily proud of this accomplishment. In fact, this is no fluke. UCF cheerleaders have finished in the top 10 for 9 out of the last 10 years. Talk about consistency. All champions exhibit quiet determination; but two teammates especially, Jamie Woode and James Kersey, demonstrated exceptional resolve above and beyond the call by competing with serious injuries, a broken fibula for Jamie and a torn rotator cuff for James. That is the UCF Knights spirit.
A student athlete's success is not merely measured by athletic performance, however. This 18-member team holds a cumulative 3.3 grade point average. During her 19-tenure as coach, Linda Gooch has witnessed all but one of her team members earning bachelors degrees, an all-too-rare accomplishment in Division I competitive student athletic programs. Today I will submit a resolution with many colleagues from Florida commending the fabulous success of the University of Central Florida cheerleading team on its championship this year and wish them continued success in the future both on and off the field.