STORRS, Conn. – The UConn women’s basketball team has been invited to the White House by President Obama in recognition of the Huskies’ 2016 national championship. The team will travel to our nation’s capital on Tuesday, May 10 and the formal ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. in the East Room.
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The women’s basketball team has made a trip to the White House in each of the last four seasons and Tuesday will mark the sixth visit since President Obama’s first inauguration on January 20, 2009.
UConn completed its sixth perfect season with an 82-51 victory over No. 17/15 Syracuse on April 5. The team was led by the All-America trip of Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck, each of whom was selected to the All-NCAA Tournament Team. Additionally, Stewart won her unprecedented fourth-consecutive Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor.
The trio went on to become the first teammates to be selected No. 1-3 in the WNBA Draft and all three are scheduled to be in attendance on Tuesday.