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UConn Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Recognized by President Obama With Trip to the White House

June 9, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams put the finishing touches on the 2013-14 season with a trip to the White House on Monday afternoon as President Barack Obama welcomed the team to the executive mansion to commemorate UConn's dual national championships.

The women's team made their fourth trip to the White House since 2009 while the men's team made its second trip in the last four seasons.

The Huskies arrived in Washington, D.C. Monday afternoon and enjoyed some time in our nation's capital prior to arriving at the White House and touring a few of the residence's many rooms.  The players and coaches were then treated to a short meet and greet with President Obama. 

The president then honored the teams' accomplishments with remarks in the East Room, commenting on the Huskies' championship seasons and recognizing the teams' academic accomplishments and community service.

Head coaches Geno Auriemma and Kevin Ollie, along with Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley Breanna Stewart, Ryan Boatright, DeAndre Daniels and Shabazz Napier then each met with the media for 15 minutes before the team headed back to the Nutmeg State.