WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says this year's WNBA champions set an ''outstanding example'' for young women everywhere.
Obama is celebrating the Minnesota Lynx's victory in the 2015 championship during a ceremony at the White House. He's noting the team's struggles with a roster shake-up and multiple player injuries. Obama says the team didn't have a perfect season, but ended up as champions anyway. He says that's what matters.
The president is noting it's the 20th anniversary of the WNBA and says it's a time to celebrate all players. He's also praising the Lynx and head coach Cheryl Reeve for their philanthropic work.
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The Lynx captured their third championship in five seasons last October. The team is 13-2 this season after winning a WNBA-record 13 straight to start the season.