President Barack Obama honored the 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever at the White House
The Indiana Fever traveled to Washington, D.C. on Friday as they were honored at the White House for their 2012 WNBA Championship.
President Barack Obama honored the Fever’s championship run, highlighting the adversity the team faced in route to defeating the defending WNBA champs, the Minnesota Lynx.
The president said he wasn’t surprised about the talent that comes from Indiana.
“I told them that, if you’re from Indiana, you better have a good basketball team. They brought Indiana’s other championship team with them. The division 3 women’s basketball champions, the 34-0 DePauw Tigers who are in the audience. I don’t know, by the way, if this is a recruiting violation with you guys bringing them here. At least she’s keeping her eye out for new talent,” Obama said.
Head Coach Lin Dunn also made remarks about the teams’ journey to the championship, all while noting her long-awaited return to the White House.
“I’m a little nervous. I haven’t been to the White House since the fifth grade. So we just want to thank you so much for inviting us here, to see the White House, to meet you. That’s really special too, because I’m a democrat,” Dunn said. The Fever return to action on Sunday in Washington, when they on the Mystics at 2 p.m.