Dolson, Huskies Joke Around With Obama

The UConn women's basketball team and President Obama were apparently in joking moods during the team's trip to the White House on Wednesday.

Obama welcomed the Huskies at a White House ceremony commemorating their eighth NCAA championship. In April the Huskies defeated Louisville 93-60 in the tournament final.

Obama joked that Coach Geno Auriemma "spends more time than some presidents" at the executive mansion. Auriemma quipped that "it doesn't get old" as he and the team presented Obama with an autographed basketball and jacket.

President Obama then posed for pictures with the team. He turned and said something to UConn center Stephanie Dolson, who then put up her fingers behind the president's head, making "bunny ears" for some of the pictures. Junior Kiah Stokes also put up her fingers behind Obama's head.

The gestures got laughs from the crowd watching the ceremony.

Putting the joking aside, Obama said he was especially proud of the players for being role models to his daughters Shasha, 12, and Malia, 15.

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