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As the NCAA women's basketball national champions for the
2011-12 season, Baylor made the obligatory trip to the White House to be
honored by the Chief Executive. President Barack Obama is a basketball fan who
annually fills out his brackets. He picked the Lady Bears to win the title and
they didn't disappoint him.
In addition to meeting Obama and visiting the White House
Wednesday, there was a heart-warming sidebar to Baylor's visit.
And here's the video of the President's speech recognizing the accomplishments of the Lady Bears.