By Senators von Reichbauer, Gaspard, Snyder, Talmadge, Williams, Patterson, Johnson, Erwin, Nelson, Saling, Rasmussen, Conner, Stratton, Pelz, McMullen, Bluechel, Anderson, Oke, McDonald and Newhouse


      WHEREAS, Milo R. "Mike" Lude has served the University of Washington with distinction for fifteen years; and

      WHEREAS, During his tenure, the University of Washington Husky Athletic teams are a reflection of his dedication and hard work; and

      WHEREAS, The facilities, equipment and coaching offered to Husky athletes is among the finest in the Pacific Ten Conference and the nation, allowing the Huskies to strive for their finest personal and team achievements; and

      WHEREAS, Mike Lude leaves behind an impressive legacy of accomplishment at the University of Washington including -- but not limited to -- the new Husky Stadium, the Tyee Center, the Nordstrom Tennis Center and the student counseling center in the remodeled Graves Building; and

      WHEREAS, Mike has improved national intercollegiate athletics through his leadership and participation in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), where he has served as Chairman of the Post-Season Football Committee, the Officiating Improvement Committee, and the Football Rules Committee; and

      WHEREAS, Mike Lude also chaired the Budget and Finance Committee, the Television Committee and the Rose Bowl Management Committee for the Pacific Ten Conference; and

      WHEREAS, The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recognized Mike Lude's contribution to intercollegiate Athletics by awarding him the prestigious James J. Corbett Award in 1988; and

      WHEREAS, Such dedication has been a way of life for Mike Lude, a man who has dedicated forty-four years to student athletics -- twenty-three years as a football and baseball coach plus twenty-one as an athletic director; and

      WHEREAS, It is a tribute to the integrity and ability of Mike Lude that Husky student-athletes compete and win at the highest level of intercollegiate competition in programs which are financially self-sufficient and have never been sanctioned by the NCAA;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington honor and thank Mike Lude for his ability, his achievements and his unswerving dedication to the students and student-athletes of the University of Washington; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize and honor the support and sacrifice of Mike Lude's wife, Rena and his daughters, Cynthia, Janann, and Jill Lude -- support which helped Mike build a rich winning tradition in Husky athletics; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, Copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mike Lude and his family.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8668,

adopted by the Senate April 18, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate