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Story contributed by: Andrew "Gator Chef in Waiting"
Affiliation with GMU: student
Contributed on: 9 April 2006

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What single moment stands out to you the most from the 2005-06 season?
Riding my bike while screaming at the TV watching The Beginning of the Ascension: Mason defeating Michigan State University 75 - 65.

Tell about your experiences during the Kryptonite Kids' magical run through the tournament:
[no answer]

What do you think this moment means for George Mason University?
This past week, I received the opportunity to experience the Final Four with our basketball team, the George Mason Patriots. It was incredible to experience the excitement of thousands of basketball fans from around the nation watching their teams play on a national stage. Anyone who claims that basketball means nothing to George Mason University has been proven wrong again and again over the past few weeks. For the past couple of weeks, we have all been a part of The Mason Nation. Even people who were not sports fans followed our team and supported our endeavors. Over the past few weeks, Mason basketball truly united George Mason University students into one large proud and loud fan base. More proof of the impact the Mason basketball successes came from the increased number of orientations during this period and the fact that the entire nation now knows George Mason University. Granted, many still think that George Mason University is a small private school (thanks to the media, even the Washington Post calls us a little school.) Regardless, that is a positive because at least they know George Mason University. Additionally, this has instilled incredible pride, recognition, and value to my diploma. Finally, these past few weeks and Mason basketball's incredible ascension to the 2006 NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis have truly been the icing on the cake that is my Senior year at George Mason University.

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Andrew "Gator Chef in Waiting", Object #161, George Mason University Digital Memory Bank, 9 April 2006, <http://hoops.gmu.edu/detail_story.php?id=161>

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