President Bush speaks to NCAA champions at the White House June 24
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The national champion Ohio State fencing team traveled to Washington, D.C., June 24 for the annual “NCAA Day of Champions” ceremony at the White House.
The Buckeyes, who hosted and won the NCAA championship March 13-16 for their third national title (1942, 2004), toured the White House and posed for an official photograph with President George Bush.
On the hot and sunny afternoon, the 30-minute ceremony took place on the South Lawn and included 19 other NCAA champion teams from across the country.
Junior Andras Horanyi, a three-time All-American and two-time foil national champion, served as the team captain for the ceremony. A captain from each team presented the President with a gift and joined him on stage during his eight-minute remarks.
The Buckeyes presented the President with a large framed photograph of Ohio Stadium, with the OSU marching band spelling out “George W. Bush” on the field.
View a video of President Bush's speech by clicking the "Watch" link above.
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