Men's Tennis Team To Visit White House On Sept. 24
Sept. 18, 2002
LOS ANGELES - President George W. Bush and members of the White House staff will honor the 2002 USC national championship men's tennis team, along with nine other NCAA championship teams, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the White House in Washington, D.C. The ceremony is part of the White House's 2002 NCAA Spring Sports Championship Day.
The Trojans will tour the White House at 1:30 p.m., before Bush addresses USC and the other spring NCAA championship teams. Bush will pose for photos with the teams in the State Dining Room at 3:15 p.m. USC 2002 senior and team captain Andrew Park will present Bush with a Trojan tennis jacket and USC inscribed tennis racket.
USC captured its 16th men's tennis national championship in May by defeating No. 1-ranked Georgia, 4-1. Seeded 11th entering the 2002 tournament, USC became the lowest seed to ever win the title and remains one of only four schools (USC, UCLA, Stanford, Georgia) to claim a men's tennis national championship. The title was the fourth under now-retired head coach Dick Leach.