HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4663, by Representatives Heavey, Jacobsen, Schmidt, Peery, Nelson, Ogden, Kremen, Silver, Rasmussen, Wilson, Cantwell, Dorn, Fuhrman, H. Sommers, Wood, Wang, Wynne, Fraser, Riley, Braddock, Chandler, Ludwig, Prentice, Forner, Basich, Betrozoff and Day


     WHEREAS, The nation-wide prominence and respect bestowed on the University of Washington's athletic program has been facilitated largely by efforts of one person - Milo R. "Mike" Lude; and

     WHEREAS, During Mike Lude's fifteen-year service as the University of Washington's athletic director, the facilities, equipment, and coaching offered by the Husky program has enabled the men and women involved in Husky intercollegiate sports to do their best; and

     WHEREAS, Mike Lude has dedicated forty-four years to student athletics, twenty-three years as a coach of football and baseball and twenty-one years as an athletic director; and

     WHEREAS, Mike Lude has not only served the state of Washington but the nation through his leadership and participation in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), where he has chaired the post-season football committee, the officiating improvement committee, and the football rules committee, the Pacific-10 Conference, where he has chaired the budget and finance committee and the television committee in addition to serving on the Rose Bowl management committee; and

     WHEREAS, His fellow athletic directors of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recognized the leadership of Mike Lude by awarding him the prestigious James J. Corbett Award in 1988; and

     WHEREAS, The new Husky Stadium, the Tyee Center, the Nordstrom Tennis Center, the student counseling center in the remodelled Graves Building, and many other capital improvements at the University of Washington will remain as tributes of the foresight and leadership of Mike Lude; and

     WHEREAS, The greatest honor for the state of Washington and to Husky athletics, and which signifies Mike Lude's integrity and concern for student athletics, is the national success of the Huskies at the highest level of collegiate athletics achieved by students participating in a program that is financially self-sufficient and that has never been sanctioned by the NCAA; and

     WHEREAS, Mike Lude's concern for the student athlete is evident by the enhanced counseling services available to student athletes and by his long participation and leadership in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor the service, leadership, and recognition Mike Lude brought to the state of Washington and the University of Washington; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor the support and sacrifice of Rena Lude, Mike's wife, and Cynthia, Janann, and Jill Lude, his daughters, that enabled Mike Lude to accomplish so much; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Mike Lude and his family.


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

             Resolution 4663 adopted by the House of Representatives

                                 April 18, 1991.





               Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives