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UConn women 'bunny ear' President Obama

Posted by Dana Hatic  August 1, 2013 10:54 AM

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By Dana Hatic, Boston.com Correspondent

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team took a trip to the White House on July 31 to receive commendations from President Obama for winning the NCAA championship title in April, defeating Louisville 93-60.

The jovial affair took a turn for the silly when two players, Stefanie Dolson (left) and Kiah Stokes (right), gave the president bunny ears as they posed for photos.

0801_uconn_E.jpg(Larry Downing/Reuters)

Images from the visit reveal a playful sequence where the president turns around knowing something is amiss and discovers the prank. Later, he puts on a "can-you-believe-these-shenanigans?" face and laughs.

The UConn women have won eight NCAA titles, and President Obama recognized Coach Geno Auriemma with a quip that he "spends more time than some presidents" at the White House. The president also praised the team for being role models on and off the court.

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