Women's Volleyball To Visit White House On Feb. 24

Jan. 22, 2003

LOS ANGELES - The 2002 USC NCAA championship women's volleyball team will be honored by President George W. Bush and members of the White House staff on Monday, Feb. 24, at the White House in Washington, D.C.

The ceremony is part of the White House's 2002 NCAA Fall Sports/National Championship Day. Also included in the celebration will be the 2002 national championship teams of Ohio State football, Portland women's soccer and UCLA men's soccer.

The Trojans will tour the East Wing of the White House at 1 p.m. EST, before Bush meets with each team individually to pose for photos. The teams will then be escorted to the State Dining Room at 3 p.m. EST where The President will introduce the national championhip teams to the media, White House officials and local representatives. At this point, USC women's volleyball senior captain Lauren Killian will present Bush with a gift from the team.

The Women of Troy captured their first NCAA title in 21 years and their fifth national crown in program history on Dec. 21, 2002, by defeating conference rival Stanford. Led by All-Americans April Ross and Emily Adams, USC accomplished the feat with a true team effort. Top performances were exhibited by the entire team, including Keao Burdine, who was named NCAA Tournament MVP, and Katie Olsovsky, who was selected to the NCAA All-Tournament team.

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