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Story contributed by: [name withheld]
Affiliation with GMU: fan
Contributed on: 5 April 2006

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What single moment stands out to you the most from the 2005-06 season?
We visited our daughter during the weekend of the last home game and I was impressed then and even more so during the NCAA tournament. I was shocked when Skinn was kept from playing the first game of the tournament. I was in shock when I heard that they beat Carolina. I knew then that something was different about this program.

Tell about your experiences during the Kryptonite Kids' magical run through the tournament:
I haven't followed an NCAA tournament since my college days in the 80's. I really enjoyed hearing the coaches and athletes display such love and excitement for the game and the university.
I was glued to the TV each night and continued reading newspaper and on-line stories. It was a joy watching the entire student body support their team. I have family up and down the east coast that followed and cheered for GMU. I hope they are getting even more support after their loss to Florida. Although Florida won on the court, I believe that GMU's players won off the court especially during the interviews.

What do you think this moment means for George Mason University?
I believe this will be positive for the school and the students.
It shows that the students are looking for more of a college experience than what is often referred to as "the commuter" school. GMU has a lot more going for it than many of the schools in Virgina and it was time it was known. Your coach is a great role model for the students. I hope he remains with GMU for a long time. Best wishes to the Senior Players. I know they will do well in their future travels.

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[anonymous], Object #145, George Mason University Digital Memory Bank, 5 April 2006, <http://hoops.gmu.edu/detail_story.php?id=145>

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