SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher Congratulates UAlbany Men’s Basketball Team

March 15, 2014

Congratulations to the University at Albany Men’s Basketball Team on today’s America East Championship victory, and to the Stony Brook University team on a hard-fought contest. It is with great excitement and anticipation that the SUNY system and all New Yorkers will rally around the Great Danes in the NCAA Tournament, for the second consecutive year. Congratulations as well to President Robert Jones, Athletics Director Lee McElroy, and Coach Will Brown and his staff on this outstanding achievement.”

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