The Minnesota Lynx were honored at the White House this afternoon.
“These women have brought glory back to Minnesota,” Obama said, noting that just a couple of years ago the Lynx had the worst record in the NBA.
He paid particular attention to UConn vet Maya Moore. “She’s becoming a regular here,” he said. “It’s like the fourth time she’s been here.”
“As the husband of a tall, good-looking woman…. it’s wonderful to have these women as role models. We know that when girls are involved in athletics, they do better across the board. Our women athletes present themselves so well and are such great ambassadors to the game… you don’t see them on SportsCenter doing stupid stuff.”
“This group is incredibly selfless,” coach Cheryl Reeve said.