On May 3, UGA received an invitation for the team to visit the White House on June 12, but the university said the proposed date was not feasible because of the student-athlete calendar and the time of year.
Bulldog said in a statement: The University of Georgia first received a May 3 invitation for the Bulldog soccer team to visit the White House on June 12. Unfortunately, the proposed date is not feasible given the student-athletes’ calendar and the time of year, it added. However, we are grateful for the invitation and look forward to other opportunities for Georgia teams in the future. That means no national champion soccer team has visited the White House in the past three seasons since the University of Louisiana women’s basketball team visited after the 2019 season.
Alabama and Georgia received no invitations when they won national titles in 2020 and 2021, respectively, due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols.
In response, Georgia’s political leaders issued a bipartisan resolution asking the White House to invite the Bulldogs in 2023 after the first time they were not invited. In response, the White House said: the President looks forward to welcoming the Georgia Bulldogs to the White House.
Unfortunately, the Biden administration and Georgia’s governing body could not agree on possible dates, and as a result the team will not visit the White House. Meanwhile, winners of the NCAA basketball tournaments, including the LSU women’s basketball team and the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, have been invited to a separate ceremony on May 26 of this month.
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