January 7, 2011

Good Morning:

Happy New Year!

It's nice to have all of you back after the holidays. I certainly hope you enjoyed your break. I spent mine in Germany visiting our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who are living in Berlin this year. One of the highlights of the trip was having our grandchildren, ages five and nine, serve as my translators. They did a marvelous job, although I did notice that every meal I ordered came with ice cream.

The New Year started off right for Tulane with coach Lisa Stockton posting her 400th win this week. Actually, with last night's victory, make that 401. Achieving this milestone ranks Lisa (already the winningest women's basketball coach in Tulane and Conference USA history) among the top 50 of all currently active NCAA women's basketball coaches.

Lisa's is a storied career marked by tournament championships, Coach of the Year honors and the mentoring of All-Americans and future WNBA players. But her greatest source of pride is the fact that every four-year player she has coached at Tulane has graduated, many with high academic honors. Lisa is an example of the great things that happen when hard work, dedication, pride, talent and teamwork come together.

She has our respect and deserves our support. So come out to Fogelman Arena Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. and cheer Lisa on as she guides the Green Wave against East Carolina. Also don’t forget to support our red-hot (11-3) men's team as they battle SMU tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Fogelman followed by the Saints' big game against Seattle.

Have a great weekend,


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