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President Obama Honors the Defending WNBA Champion Lynx

Updated: 06/12/2014 1:53 PM
Created: 06/09/2014 6:36 AM KSTP.com

President Barack Obama is praising the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx for setting a good example for his daughters and for girls across the country.

Obama is honoring the team's victory in the WNBA Finals in a White House ceremony. He says when young women play sports, they do better in school.

Obama says the Lynx had something to prove when they started the season. He says, quote, "You succeeded."

The team won two out of the last three finals but was vanquished in 2012.

Obama commends the team for helping students with reading and raising money for breast cancer research.

Obama says he can't remember how many times star player Maya Moore has been to the White House following victories. He's joking that she has her own White House wing.

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Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) hugs teammate guard Maya Moore (23) after the team rallied against the Connecticut Sun in the second half of their WNBA basketball game, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Minneapolis.
Photo: AP/Stacy Bengs

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