Lady Aggies Set to Visit White House

While the national champion Lady Aggie basketball team is only days away from beginning defense of last season's title, the final celebration for the 2010-2011 team will come on Thursday when Gary Blair and the Aggies meet with President Obama at the White House in a Rose Garden ceremony.

The national champion Texas A&M women's basketball team will be honored Thursday by President Obama at the White House. The Aggies earned the honor after clinching their first national title with an amazing run through the postseason that ended with a 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the NCAA Championship game.

"It's an honor to represent Texas A&M at the White House and it's also a privilege to represent women's college basketball and all the young ladies that dream of winning a national championship and going to the White House," head coach Gary Blair said. "We're taking a contingent of Aggies and all of us associated will remember this for the rest of our lives."

In a fun-filled day Thursday, the Aggies plan to tour the U.S. Capitol with Congressman Bill Flores, meet with Senator John Cornyn, tour the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and White House and attend a recognition ceremony with President Obama followed by a youth clinic at the White House basketball court.

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