On Tuesday, September 18, the WNBA-champion Minnesota Lynx will visit the White House, where President Obama will honor the team's memorable 2011 season.
The president is also recognizing the efforts of the Lynx organization in supporting and promoting health and wellness programs through its WNBA FIT and Breast Health Awareness initiatives.
The Lynx had a historic 2011 season, setting a franchise record with 27 wins and outscoring opponents by an average of 7.9 points per game, matching the fifth largest single-season point differential in WNBA history.
Minnesota went 7-1 in the playoffs, including sweeping the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Finals to win the team's first championship in franchise history.
Lynx guard and Olympian Seimone Augustus was named the 2012 WNBA Finals MVP for her play against Atlanta in the Finals, averaging 24.7 points per game in the series, including scoring a single-game franchise postseason high 36 points in Game 2.