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President Obama To Honor South Carolina Baseball Team At White House
Captains Jay Brown and Kyle Enders with the national championship trophy.
 
Captains Jay Brown and Kyle Enders with the national championship trophy.

Aug. 14, 2010

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

WASHINGTON - Next month, President Obama will continue a tradition started by President George W. Bush by honoring championship teams and student athletes from across the NCAA with a reception at the White House including. The President will welcome student athletes from dozens of schools and various sports to congratulate them on their accomplishments in the classroom as well as on and off the playing field including the University of South Carolina's 2010 national championship baseball team. In association with this event, various championship teams and players will be recognized for their efforts to give back to their communities, continuing an effort begun by President Obama of sports champions being commended for service as part of a White House visit. More details, including press access information, will be released in the coming weeks.

Some of the schools and teams invited to attend the September 13 event include:
Augusta State University Men's Golf
Boston College Men's Ice Hockey
Duke University Men's Lacrosse
Fairleigh Dickinson University Women's Bowling
Oklahoma State University Men's Cross Country
Pennsylvania State University Women's Volleyball
Pennsylvania State University Men's & Women's Fencing
Purdue University Women's Golf
Stanford University Men's Volleyball
Stanford University Women's Tennis
Texas A&M University, College Station Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field
Texas Christian University Men's & Women's Rifle
University of California, Los Angeles Softball
University of California Los Angeles Women's Gymnastics
University of Denver Men's & Women's Skiing
University of Florida Men's Indoor Track and Field
University of Florida Women's Swimming and Diving
University of Iowa Wrestling
University of Maryland, College Park Women's Lacrosse
University of Michigan Men's Gymnastics
University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Ice Hockey
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Field Hockey
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Women's Soccer
University of Oregon Women's Indoor Track and Field
University of South Carolina Baseball
University of Southern California Men's Tennis
University of Southern California Men's Water Polo
University of Southern California Women's Water Polo
University of Texas at Austin Men's Swimming and Diving
University of Virginia Men's Soccer
University of Virginia Women's Rowing
Villanova University Women's Cross Country
Villanova University Football

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South Carolina is the defending national champion in college baseball after winning the title at the 2010 College World Series. South Carolina has nine College World Series appearances including four in the last 11 years under head coach Ray Tanner. Under Tanner's leadership South Carolina owns the fourth highest win total in the last 11 years in the nation with a 522-217 record. South Carolina is one of eight schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 11 years including eight NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only six schools to accomplish the feat.

Carolina owns more overall wins than any SEC team in the last 11 years and more conference wins than any SEC team in the last 11 years with a 200-129 conference record. South Carolina is the only SEC school to record 40 or more wins each season from 2000-present and the only SEC school to reach the NCAA Regional every season in the last 11 years. The Gamecocks also have the most NCAA Super Regional appearances of the 12 SEC schools in the last 11 years.

Head coach Ray Tanner is the second winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history with a .692 winning percentage in 14 seasons at the helm of the Garnet & Black.

 

 

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