President Obama Congratulates Kevin Ollie, Geno Auriemma
Today, the President called University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Ollie and University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma to congratulate both teams on their respective National Championship wins in the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments. The President commended Coach Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and noted that he enjoyed watching the team throughout their tournament run. On the call with Coach Auriemma, the President expressed how impressive it’s been to see the team continue to dominate the field of Women’s NCAA Basketball and commended Coach Auriemma on yet another championship win. The President told both Coaches that he looks forward to congratulating their teams at the White House in the coming months.
*** Elsewhere, as we mentioned on this blog over the weekend, the UConn men and women will be recognized at Fenway Park on April 22, prior to the Red Sox-Yankees game. No details yet on exactly how they'll be honored (first pitches, etc.), but we'll have those in the coming days.