Danielle Adams and Texas A&M Teammates Visit White House and President Obama
Silver Stars rookie forward Danielle Adams joined her Texas A&M teammates for a visit to the White House on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the team's 2011 National Championship. Adams and the Aggies toured the White House, held a basketball clinic on the grounds for Washington-area children and met President Obama.
“We’ve got Danielle Adams, who dropped 30 points in the title game – the second most in history,” President Obama said during a congratulatory ceremony in the Rose Garden. “She’s now in the pros, tearing it up. As she said, ‘[My teammates are] doing everything for me, so I decided to take them on my back and just let them ride.’ And that’s what she did.”
Adams led all scorers with 30 points – the second most in national championship history – as the Aggies defeated Notre Dame, 76-70, to win the programs first national title. Adams earned tournament MVP honors, becoming only the second junior college transfer to accomplish the feat behind Sheryl Swoopes in 1993. San Antonio selected Adams with the 20th overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft.