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Barack Obama welcomes many NCAA athletic talents at the White House, including Bruins softballers and the GYMNASTS! A photo gallery of the girls in all their frills and finery is up on the bruins site.
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. (Applause.) Well, it’s good to see -- boy, this is a healthy-looking group here. (Laughter.) It is wonderful to see you. Welcome to the White House.I want to thank all the teams that have traveled from all over the country to be here. And congratulations on being NCAA champions. (Applause.) We've got over 650 athletes and almost 150 coaches and staff here today. This is the most athletic talent we’ve ever had on the South Lawn.