For years it’s been tradition for championship teams to visit the White House to meet the President, and it’s something the University of Connecticut has become quite familiar with over the years. With the women’s team having won nine national titles and the men four, both programs have enjoyed the opportunity to be congratulated in person by the President.
For both programs, this year’s trip will take place on Monday, June 9 with the White House announcing the news Wednesday afternoon. While women’s head coach Geno Auriemma will take his program to the White House for the ninth time, men’s head coach Kevin Ollie will be making his second trip as a member of the UConn coaching staff.
The first came in 2011, when he was an assistant on the Kemba Walker-led team that cut down the nets in Houston.
According to the Hartford Courant the ceremony (following a tour of the White House) will begin at 4:05 p.m., and one question that lingers is whether or not President Barack Obama will challenge former UConn center Stefanie Dolson to a dance-off. During UConn’s visit last year, he promised he would if the Huskies were to make it back (provided it weren’t televised, of course).