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Wake County Commissioners Honor Women's Basketball Team

Women's Basketball Commission
April 16, 2013 – The Wake County Board of Commissioners honored the Shaw University women's basketball team with a resolution recognizing their "outstanding accomplishments" at the Commissioners' meeting in April.

The Proclamation of Recognition presented to Head Coach Jacques Curtis, the assistant coaches and players by Board of Commissioners Chairman Joe Bryan noted the team's record, tournament successes and the fact that "Shaw University's student-athletes have maintained a high academic standard."

As Bryan presented the proclamation to the Lady Bears, he admired Curtis' championship ring and greeted each of the players in attendance personally. 

He then read the proclamation aloud, concluding "Shaw University and its student-athletes provide inspiration, motivation and a standard for excellence for the youth of Wake County, Shaw University and its academic and athletic programs."

The Lady Bears finished their season 25-5, after claiming the CIAA tournament title and earning a berth in the NCAA tournament where Shaw lost its opening round game to Glenville State.  Shaw finished the season ranked 21st in the USA Today Sports women's basketball poll.

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