Dawn Staley on a South Carolina invitation to White House: ‘It’s what national champions do’


South Carolina women's basketball-Dawn Staley

Now that history has been made with South Carolina capturing the program’s first women’s basketball national championship, one of the next steps in the celebratory process is an invitation to the White House.

Ever since Donald Trump became president, there’s been a divide in opinion amongst those in the sports world about the merits of attending a trip to the White House.

However, according to AP reporter Doug Feinberg, Dawn Staley made it loud and clear:  if invited, the Gamecocks are not missing out on the opportunity.

Staley isn’t going to let politics get in the way of the championship tradition, especially for the program’s inaugural title team.

“I’ve got options now. Yeah, I’m going to the White House,” Staley told The Associated Press. “It’s what it stands for. It’s what national champions do. We’ll go to the White House.”

South Carolina standout A’ja Wilson added that the experience is one that she’d never forget.

“I’ve never really been to the White House. It should be exciting to go with this group of girls,” Wilson said. “We’re going to have fun, so I’m excited. Honestly, I’m just going to go and enjoy the moment, just take it all in. This is probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so why not enjoy it?”

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