President Obama welcomed the Baylor Lady Bears to the White House yesterday to celebrate their NCAA women's basketball national championship and their historic, undefeated season.
“[If] there’s one thing to describe this team, it was dominant,” the President told the crowd gathered in the East Room. "Last season, the Lady Bears scored more points than any team in women’s college basketball history. They became the first team ever -- men’s or women’s -- to win 40 games in a season."
Among those on hand for the event was Haley Klepper -- a ten year old girl from Waco, Texas with a rare disorder -- who through the course of the season became an unofficial part of the Baylor team.
President Obama made a point to pause and acknowledge Haley, saying: "[When] the team found out about Haley and all the stuff that she goes through every day, and she’s such a brave little girl, they immediately took her under their wing. So she has her own spot reserved in the Baylor locker room, and -- she’s a pretty big fan."