National Champion Bearkats Football Team Honored At Texas Capitol
May 27, 2021
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton
Bearkats around the state continue to celebrate winning the FCS national championship earlier this month. The national championship trophy has been seen in many photos touring the state and its latest stop was at the Texas Capitol.
Today the Texas Senate recognized the Sam Houston Football team with Senate Resolution 473 for winning a national championship.— Sam Houston State (@SamHoustonState) May 27, 2021
Afterward, Governor Abbott had the opportunity to meet a few members of the team. pic.twitter.com/Q945jVqd39
On Thursday, members of the Bearkats football team met with Gov. Greg Abbott during a reception in Austin. Lawmakers also took time during the legislative session to honor the team and congratulate them on their 23-21 victory over South Dakota State, which secured Sam Houston State University’s second national championship.
Chancellor Brian McCall, SHSU President Alisa White, Athletic Director Bobby Williams, and student-athletes Trevor Williams, Ife Adeyi, Ryan Humphries, Markel Perry, Eric Schmid and Joe Wallace were presented with the reading of a resolution on the floor of the house and senate.
“On behalf of a very proud state, congratulations on your national championship,” Sen. Charles Schwertner said.
As a proud alumni of Sam Houston State University, I was thrilled to recognize a few of THE NATIONAL CHAMPION Bearkats on the Senate Floor today. Thank you for making Texas proud.— Texas State Senator Borris L. Miles (@BorrisLMiles) May 27, 2021
Always and forever, Go Bearkats!#txlege #SHSU pic.twitter.com/HYUyszzKFW
CONGRATS to the Sam Houston State football team on winning the NCAA Division I FCS 2020-2021 National Championship—first FCS title in school history!!! The Bearkats capped off an undefeated season (10-0) with a close win against South Dakota State (23-21). #EatEmUpKats #txlege pic.twitter.com/pJBcx501aF— Ed Thompson (@RepEdThompson) May 27, 2021
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