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Resolutions of
The Board of Trustees

Lincoln University, PA

April 8, 2006

RECOGNITION OF 2005-2006 LINCOLN                                                                         RES230_040806

WHEREAS, The 2005-06 Lincoln University men’s Basketball Team guided by Head Coach Mr. Garfield Yuille, and Assistant Coach, Mr. Eugene Lett, demonstrated national-caliber prowess by finishing its best season in school history with a 25-5 record; and

WHEREAS, Lincoln finished the season ranked 10th in the final Top 25 poll, Lincoln’s highest national ranking in school history; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Garfield Yuille, in his second year as Head Coach of the men’s basketball team, guided the team to a memorable 2004-05 season establishing a school record for victories with 21 and returned to post-season for the first time since 1999, leading Lincoln to its 7th trip in school history to the ECAC tournament and first trip to the Association of Division III Independents Championship tournament; and

WHEREAS, Coach Yuille was named Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and received the Association of Division III Independents Coach of the Year; and

WHEREAS, In 2005, the Team received their first win over Franklin & Marshall since 1950 earning the Franklin & Marshall tournament championship title; champions of the Roger Taylor Invitational, the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic tournament; the 2006 Association of Division III Independence tournament; earned its first trip to the NCAA Division III tournament; and two wind advanced the team to the Sweet 16; and

WHEREAS, The team was featured in the school’s first appearance on Comcast Sportsnet and ESPN; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Lincoln University Board of Trustees salutes the efforts and achievements of the coaches, staff members and most importantly, the student-athletes of the men’s Basketball Team who have contributed so much to the University’s athletic program and to Lincoln University as a whole.

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