UConn Champs Head to White House

The UConn women’s national championship win is getting them a trip to the White House Monday.

The team completed a perfect 39-0 season earlier this month and grabbed its sixth national title when they beat Louisville.

Coach Geno Auriemma and the team will cap off their perfect season by a meeting with President Barack Obama at 2 p.m., the Hartford Courant reports.  

After scoring 25 points in the title game, star center Tina Charles Charles looked into the television cameras and told the president she'd be seeing him at the White House, Greenwich Time reports.

Earlier this month, President Obama called Auriemma to congratulate him on his team's victory.

"The President congratulated Coach Auriemma on his team's undefeated year and was impressed to learn that UConn had only one senior who started in the title game. Coach Auriemma put center Tina Charles on the phone, and the President congratulated her on a great game and for going 11 for 13 from the floor, but jokingly asked what happened with the other two shots. The President told Coach Auriemma that he's looking forward to seeing him and the rest of the Huskies at the White House," according to the readout of that phone call published in the Courant.

Charles said that meeting Obama will mean a lot to her and to her grandmother, who was involved in the struggle for civil rights, Greenwich Time reports.

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