CHAPTER 646

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 41

CONGRATULATING JAMES PAUL KRAPF ON BEING CHOSEN DELAWARE'S 1971 MALE ATHLETE-OF-THE-YEAR BY THE WILMINGTON SPORTSWRITERS' AND BROADCASTERS' ASSOCIATION.

WHEREAS, James Paul Krapf, on January 19, 1972, was accorded the State of Delaware's highest honor in sports, namely the John J. Brady Memorial Award, presented annually by the Wilmington Sportswriters' and Broadcasters' Association to the State's most outstanding male athlete; and

WHEREAS, James Paul Krapf has compiled a fantastic record of sports achievement in football, wrestling, and track during his high school and college days at Tatnall School, Wilmington and the University of Alabama, respectively; and

WHEREAS, James Paul Krapf's foremost sports accomplishments at Tatnall School included winning 100 consecutive wrestling matches without a defeat, four heavyweight titles in wrestling in the national prep school championships held at Lehigh University, and being acclaimed twice as the outstanding wrestler in the pre championships, winning five state track and field titles in Group II of the Delaware Interscholastic Track and Field Championship meets, being named to a second team backfield position on the WSBA All-State Football Team; and

WHEREAS, James Paul Krapf's college sports feats included his gaining national attention as an offensive lineman while performing on famed Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's unbeaten University of Alabama football team, which met Nebraska University's #1 college team in the Orange Bowl, being named to the All-American Collegiate Blocking team, being selected on the All-Southeastern Conference Football Squad, and winning the heavyweight wrestling championship of the Southeastern Conference in both his freshman and sophomore years; and

WHEREAS, James Paul Krapf, is a personable young man, truly admired and respected by his teammates and other friends for his all-around athletic ability and leadership qualities; and

WHEREAS, the members of the House of Representatives of the I 26th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring, wish to congratulate James Paul Krapf as Delaware's Male Athlete-of-the-Year and at the same time thank him for being an outstanding representative of the First State.

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, convey warm wishes of congratulations to James Paul Krapf for being named Delaware's 1971 Male Athlete-of-the-Year, an accomplishment which bore out the slogan of Jim's father's construction firm, namely, "Krapfcandoit" and added words of thanks are accorded Jim for being an outstanding "goodwill ambassador" from the State of Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to James Paul Krapf and his June-Bride-To-Be, Miss Caroline Wellford, and to Jim's proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic G. Krapf of Newark, Delaware.

Approved February 5,1972.