BULLDOGS CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Monday, September 13, 2010
There might be a new president in the White House, but for the University of MInnesota Duluth women's hockey team, making the programs' fifth visit to Washington, D.C. and second in three years, the honor is anything but mundane.
The Bulldogs joined 33 other NCAA Division I national champions on the White House lawn late Monday afternoon to listen to President Obama congratulate the teams on their recent successes. Obama then worked the crowd shaking hands with many of the athletes, something that many of the UMD players got to participate in.
"I actually got to shake President Obama's hand twice!", said 2009-2010 captain Saara Tuominen, who like seven other Bulldog players was making her second appearance in the nation's capital. "It was such an honor to be invited to the White House again, and especially to meet a second president. It has just been an amazing experience."
All 20 UMD players on the 2010 national champion roster made the trip together to Washington, D. C., along with head coach Shannon Miller, assistant coach Laura Schuler, and UMD Chancellor Lendley Black.
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