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Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Members of the Dartmouth Ski Team, which won the NCAA Men's and Women's Skiing Championship in March, will visit the White House Monday, June 18, for a celebration of NCAA champions hosted by President George W. Bush.
The 12 athletes who competed in the Championships, along with their coaches, support staff and administrators, will take part in the annual celebration Monday afternoon on the South Lawn of the White House. The Big Green is one of nearly 30 championship teams from the past academic year taking part in the event.
The day's itinerary includes a private tour of the White House; a meeting with President Bush, at which team captains will present him with a Dartmouth Ski Team jacket and belt buckle; and the South Lawn celebration involving all of the teams and the President.
The team will return to Hanover immediately following the event.
The 2007 Dartmouth Ski Team is the College's first NCAA team champion in 31 years, dating back to 1976.
MEDIA NOTE: While the White House tour and meeting with the President are closed to media, Inquiries about credentials for the South Lawn event should be directed to Christie Parell at the White House Press Office, 202-456-6238. Still images, taken by the White House photographer and an official NCAA photographer, will be available from Rick Adams after the event.
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