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LSU National Champions leave for White House on Thursday

May 24, 2023
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BATON ROUGE – The LSU Women’s Basketball national championship team will leave Thursday morning for Washington D.C. to celebrate its historic win at the United States Capitol and the White House.

When the team arrives in Washington D.C. on Thursday, it will head to the United States Capitol Building where the Louisiana Congressional Delegation will welcome the team with a lunch and tour.

The Tigers will visit the White House on Friday afternoon for a ceremony that will begin at 1 p.m. CT.

In her second season at LSU, Coach Kim Mulkey led the Tigers to their first national championship. With three championships while she was at Baylor, Coach Mulkey is the only coach to win national championships at multiple schools. She is just the second coach (Carolyn Peck, 1999 at Purdue) to win a national title in her second season at an institution.

LSU had a historic run to the 2023 NCAA Championship. The Tigers scored a championship game record 102 points in the win over Iowa in front of a women’s college basketball record TV viewership of 9.9 million viewers.

The Tigers went 34-2 on their way to winning the championship. LSU began the season with a program-record 23 straight wins. To begin the season LSU scored over 100 points in five straight games to tie a NCAA record (consecutive 100-point games) and with their sixth 100-point game of the season in the championship against Iowa, the Tigers set a program record (100-point games in a season).

Every time Coach Mulkey has won a national championship throughout her head coaching career, she has brought her team to the White House. When her and the Tigers visit President Joe Biden’s White House, it will mark the fifth president she sees in the executive mansion. She visited President George W. Bush following the 2005 national championship, President Barack Obama following the 2012 national championship and President Donald Trump following the 2019 national championship. She was also on a visit to the White House with President Ronald Reagan after the 1984 Olympics when she won a gold medal with Team USA.

Women’s basketball will become the fourth LSU sport to visit the White House in celebration of a national championship, joining baseball, football and track and field.

Women’s basketball will become the fourth LSU sport to visit the White House in celebration of a national championship, joining baseball, football and track and field.

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