WNBA champions commended as role models at White House

Caitlin McClure Contributor
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WASHINGTON — President Obama invited the WNBA 2012 champions, the Indiana Fever, to the White House Friday afternoon. The team was joined in the audience by 2012 Division III women’s basketball champions DePauw.

Obama greeted the Fever and congratulated them on their unexpected, underdog victory against Minnesota.

He also commended the group for being positive role models for young women, including his own daughters.

“Today we have welcomed two championship women’s basketball teams in the White House, and that’s a reminder of the tremendous progress we’ve made,” Obama said.

Fever Coach Lynn Dunn applauded the president and first lady for their support of young women. “I want to thank you and the first lady personally for all you do to empower women,” she said.

The visit was conveniently timed with the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act earlier this week.

Caitlin McClure