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Huskies Recognized By President Obama With Trip to White House

May 10, 2016

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Connecticut women's basketball team capped off its 2015-16 season with a trip to the White House for the sixth time since 2009 as President Barack Obama welcomed the team to the executive mansion to celebrate the Huskies' record fourth-straight NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.

Following a great lunch in our nation's capital, the Huskies arrived at the White House Tuesday afternoon and explored a few of the residence's many rooms before the players and staff were treated to a short meet and great with the Commander in Chief.

The president then honored the team's accomplishments with about 15-minutes of remarks in the East Room, which included mentions of the team's academic accomplishments and community service efforts.

Head coach Geno Auriemma, and Breanna Stewart then met with the media for approximately 20-minutes before the team headed back to the airport to catch a plane back to the Constitution State. UConn finished off its record-setting season with a 38-0 mark en route to winning its 11th national championship since 1995. The Huskies have made 17 trips to the final four, including a record nine-straight, and the 11 national titles are the most in women's college basketball history.