Huskers Head to Washinton D.C.

The Nebraska volleyball team heads to Washington, D.C., next Monday, June 18, as they will be honored for their national championship season.

The Huskers, who went 33-1 en route to the school's third national crown last December, will have a whirlwind day in our nation's capital on Monday, visiting with Senator Chuck Hagel in the Capitol in the morning before heading to the White House for the Rose Garden ceremony with President George W. Bush in the afternoon.

Following the ceremony with some of the other team national champions from this year, the Huskers will depart for Lincoln in order to be in their summer classes on Tuesday.

It is the second time the Husker volleyball team has visited the White House, as they also went following their 2000 national championship. At the time, it marked the first time a national championship volleyball team had visited the White House.

Nebraska begins fall practice on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and opens the season at the Qwest Center in Omaha on Aug. 24 as part of the AVCA Showcase with Tennessee, UCLA and Utah. Tickets for the AVCA Showcase are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations and at

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