They are recognized around the nation as the number two Division 2 NCAA basketball team. Now the UAA Seawolves have been recognized on the United State Senate floor.

Alaska junior Senator (R) Dan Sullivan addressed his colleagues, bringing attention to the final edition of the Great Alaska Shootout and the fact that UAA won it.

"At this year's final Great Alaska Shootout, the women showed us all the true meaning of grit and determination," said Sullivan.

Sullivan named the Seawolves "Alaskans of the Week", surprising Head Coach Ryan McCarthy who said, "We're extremely humbled by this".

KTVA's Dave Leval showed the team video from Senator Sullivan's floor speech shortly before they boarded a plane to Fairbanks for Saturday night's game against the Nanooks. Suffice to say, UAA leaves Anchorage with a little extra motivation.

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