Mystics rookie and former U-Conn. star falls off riser during White House visit


(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U-Conn. men’s and women’s basketball teams visited the White House on Monday to celebrate their NCAA championships, and for the second year in a row, Stefanie Dolson stole the show. The Washington Mystics’ No. 6 pick in this year’s WNBA draft fell off the riser after both U-Conn. teams posed for a group photo with President Obama.

Dolson, who is averaging 6.9 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Mystics, was unhurt and shared a laugh with Obama after her fall.


(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

During the Huskies’ 2013 visit to the White House, Dolson gave Obama bunny ears and challenged him to a dance-off. Obama agreed to the challenge if U-Conn. repeated as champions, which it did, in undefeated fashion.

“Stefanie, I did not forget that you challenged me to a dance-off last year,” Obama said Monday. “It is going to happen. It is going to happen. … Don’t think that you’re going to beat me on that. I also appreciate that you told the world about it after the title game. I have daughters in junior high and high school, and for their sake, I will not be dancing around too much while the cameras are around.”

President Barack Obama honored both the men's and women's UConn basketball teams at the White House on Monday. President Obama admitted he did not have the men's team succeeding in his bracket and tells senior Stefanie Dolson that he did not forget about her dance-off challenge last year. (The Washington Post)

Dolson was a fan favorite at today’s celebration.

Thanks to For The Win for sharing.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.

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