NCAA Championship Teams Visit the White House
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Eight Pac-10 teams have been invited to attend a celebration of 2009-10 NCAA Championship teams at the White House on Monday, with President Barack Obama congratulating student-athletes from over 30 championship squads. OREGON's women's indoor track and field, STANFORD's men's volleyball and women's tennis, UCLA's women's gymnastics and softball and USC's men's and women's water polo and men's tennis teams will all be in attendance. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on the South Lawn of the White House.
Oregon won its first-ever women's indoor track and field title by accumulating 61 points from a slew of strong performances to finish 25 points ahead of runner-up Tennessee. This national championship marked the first for an Oregon women's team since 1987.
Stanford captured its second-ever NCAA title in men's volleyball with a dominating 30-25, 30-20, 30-18 victory over Penn State. The Cardinal completed a "Worst to First" journey, capping an incredible turnaround three years after a 3-25 season. Stanford women's tennis claimed its 16th NCAA Championship in a 4-3 win over Florida.
The UCLA women's gymnastics team won its sixth NCAA Championship in April, while the Bruin softball squad claimed its 11th NCAA title by defeating fellow Pac-10 member Arizona in the Women's College World Series. The titles were the 105th and 106th in school history, extending UCLA's lead as No. 1 in NCAA Championships.
USC men's water polo claimed back-to-back titles for the first time in program history with a 7-6 win over UCLA. The Women of Troy beat top-seeded Stanford, 10-9, to win their third NCAA Championship in women's water polo. USC men's tennis upset No. 2 seed Tennessee, 4-2, to become back-to-back champions. The title also marked USC's 18th all-time national title in men's tennis, the most of any tennis program.