Congress Honors Trojans
Feb. 27, 2007
Washington D.C. - The House of Representatives today unanimously passed a resolution, H. Res. 126, commending the University of Southern California football team for its victory in the 2007 Rose Bowl.
'The USC Trojans' Rose Bowl victory puts an exclamation mark on a successful 2006-2007 season as well as years of unparalleled Trojan football excellence,' said Congresswoman Diane Watson. 'It is noteworthy that the USC Trojan football team accomplished these feats while playing the second most difficult schedule in the nation.'
Congresswoman Watson also noted that the University of Southern California is a leading institution both on and off the football field with established programs of excellence in the areas of communications, media, the sciences, and the arts.
'It is the oldest private research university in the West and is a critical part of the 33rd Congressional District of California, which I represent,' said the Congresswoman. 'It is home to 33,000 students, 3,100 faculty, and 7,900 employees. It is the largest private employer in the City of Lost Angeles.'
'I commend the University of Southern California Football team for its victory in the 2007 Rose Bowl, Coach Pete Carroll, Mike Garrett, USC's Athletic Director, as well as the students, alumni, and staff who were instrumental in USC's Rose Bowl Victory. I also commend Dr. Steven B. Sample, President of USC, for the vital role he plays in the ongoing success of USC as well as for his generous commitment last year to enroll 109 Gulf Coast college students who had been displaced by Hurricane Katrina.'