NCAA Champion Women's Volleyball Team To Visit The White House

Feb. 27, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - The 2001 National Champion Stanford women's volleyball team has accepted an invitation to visit the White House as part of a six-team championship celebration reception with President George W. Bush on March 12, 2002.

It's a great honor for the people in our volleyball program to represent our university at the 'Day of Champions' celebration,' said head women's volleyball coach John Dunning. 'We are very excited about this opportunity to tour the White House and meet the president.'

The Cardinal women's volleyball team is one of six intercollegiate national championship teams invited to travel to Washington, D.C. and take part in the celebration, which will be held on the South Lawn of the White House at 3 p.m. ET.

The University of Miami (Fla.) baseball and football teams, the University of North Carolina men's soccer team, the University of Arizona softball team and the Santa Clara women's soccer team were also invited to attend, according to the White House.

The Stanford women's volleyball team (33-2 overall, 17-1 Pac-10) won its record fifth national championship on December 15 in San Diego, Calif., as the Cardinal swept then-No. 1 Long Beach State, 3-0. Stanford's head coach John Dunning became the first coach to win national titles with two different schools and was honored as AVCA National Coach of the Year. Cardinal junior Logan Tom was tabbed AVCA National Player of the Year while freshman Ogonna Nnamani was named ASICS/Volleyball Magazine Freshman of the Year. Tom was a first-team AVCA All-America selection while Nnamani was a second-team pick.

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