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Huskies Recognized At White House

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US President Barack Obama (C) poses with Stefanie Dolson (L) and Bria Hartley (2nd L) of the UConn women's Huskies and Ryan Boatright (2nd R) and Shabazz Napier (R) of the UConn men's Huskies during an event in honor of the NCAA 2014 Champions, the UConn Huskies Mens and Womens Basketball teams in the East Room of the White House June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) poses with Stefanie Dolson (L) and Bria Hartley (2nd L) of the UConn women’s Huskies and Ryan Boatright (2nd R) and Shabazz Napier (R) of the UConn men’s Huskies during an event in honor of the NCAA 2014 Champions, the UConn Huskies Mens and Womens Basketball teams in the East Room of the White House June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CBS Connecticut) – The UConn men’s and women’s basketball teams visited the White House Monday,  to celebrate their highly successful seasons.

The President joked that it’s unusual for the same school to win both Division 1 national championships, “As president, one of my goals has been to eliminate waste and cut out duplicative programs to make things a little more efficient. But this may be carrying things a little too far.”

The men’s team beat Kentucky for a national title.  The women’s team completed an undefeated season by defeating Notre Dame in the championship game.

The photo-taking ceremony was interrupted briefly when women’s team center Stefanie Dolson, who now plays for the Washington Mystics, fell off a riser. (See photos)

Hear the full ceremony:

President Obama welcomes Connecticut Huskies

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(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Mandel Ngan/Gety Images)

(Mandel Ngan/Gety Images)

 

 

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