Stefanie Dolson challenged President Barack Obama to a dance-off the next time the Huskies came to the White House. Whether or not Obama accepts the challenge remains to be seen, but UConn will return to the White House Monday to be honored for winning its NCAA-record ninth national championship.
The Huskies will be joined by the national champion UConn men’s basketball team during a ceremony that is scheduled to begin at 4:05 p.m. With the exception of transfer Brianna Banks, all players are expected to be in attendance.
This will be UConn’s eighth trip to the White House as national champions. The Huskies have been hosted by President Bill Clinton (1995), President George W. Bush (2002-04) and this will be their fourth visit with Obama (2009, 2010, 2013).
UConn was unable to schedule a trip after winning the national championship in 2000. That summer head coach Geno Auriemma led the U.S. Junior World Championship team to a gold medal at the COPABA Junior World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Argentina and served as an assistant coach on the U.S. Olympic team in Australia.