HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4651, by Representatives Roland and Vance


     WHEREAS, The State Class AAA Girls' Basketball Tournament traditionally showcases exceptionally talented high school teams from throughout the state; and

     WHEREAS, The Auburn High School Trojans have advanced to the girls' AAA championship round six times in the school's history, ranked first but finishing second in three championship appearances; and

     WHEREAS, The Trojans capped an outstanding 1991 season record of 26 wins and just 2 losses by finally winning the State Class AAA Girls' Basketball title at the Seattle Center Coliseum on Saturday, March 9; and

     WHEREAS, The final game ended in a come-from-behind 44-36 Trojan victory over defending champion Mead of Spokane, with the Trojans igniting to score 18 of the game's final 20 points; and

     WHEREAS, The Trojans finished the season with a 19-game winning streak, having never relinquished their number-one ranking; and

     WHEREAS, The Trojans displayed outstanding team spirit, athletic skill, intensity, and determination in winning the state crown;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington recognize winning team members Kelli Crossno, Kristi Dray, Janna Ellsworth, Laine Gonzales, Angie  Jorgensen, Kristi Konsmo, Nancy Konsmo, Jane Kuxhausen, Christy Mariani, Carey Rockey, Behka Stafford, Erin Swanson, and Jennifer Wood, and congratulate them on their victory; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives also recognize and applaud the leadership of 17-year Coach Dennis Olson in taking his team to the championship and for his state-best 12 tournament appearances; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That assistant coaches Tony Higgins, Jason Higgins, Gordon O'Dell, and Dale Pound are recognized for their continuing support; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Behka Stafford is congratulated and so recognized by the House of Representatives for being named most valuable player of the girls' Class AAA tournament, and that she, her teammates, their coaches, and their school are commended for their spirit and for their accomplishments; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the State Class AAA Girls' Basketball Champion Auburn Trojans team members and coaches.


   I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of Resolution

      4651 adopted by the House of Representatives March 19, 1991.





           Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives