March 5, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is honoring the WNBA champion Indiana Fever, calling the players an inspiration to young athletes - even those on his daughter Sasha's basketball team.
Obama praised the team at a White House ceremony on Friday. The Fever captured its first-ever WNBA title last October, defeating the Minnesota Lynx 87-78.
He called the players "wonderful role models" who work hard, play like a team and show good sportsmanship.
Following the ceremony, the team hosted a clinic for children on the White House basketball court.
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