The traditional visit to the White House by a championship team will take place for the Lynx on Tuesday.
The team announced this morning that it will meet President Obama in Washington D.C. to be honored as the 2011 WNBA champions.
The visit will come just as the Lynx are preparing for a three-game road trip to wrap up the regular season. They have the best record in the WNBA again this season.
The team's release:
On Tuesday, September 18, the Minnesota Lynx will visit the White House and President Barack Obama in recognition of the team’s 2011 WNBA Championship. The President will honor the team’s memorable 2011 season, as well as the efforts of the Lynx to support health and wellness programs through its WNBA FIT and Breast Health Awareness initiatives.
The Lynx had a historic 2011 season, setting a franchise record with 27 wins and outscoring opponents by an average of 7.9 points per game, matching the fifth largest single-season point differential in WNBA history. Minnesota went 7-1 in the postseason, including sweeping the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Finals to win the team’s first championship in franchise history. Lynx guard and Olympian Seimone Augustus was named the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP for her play against Atlanta in the Finals, averaging 24.7 points per game in the series, including scoring a single-game franchise postseason high 36 points in Game 2.