— Kansas Track & Field (@KUTrack) March 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of Kansas’ NCAA Champion Women’s Track Team were recognized by President Obama at the White House on Monday. The team was the first to claim the NCAA title for the KU program in Eugene, Oregon during June 2013.
“We couldn’t be more excited and honored to have gotten this invitation,” said head coach Stanley Redwine about Friday’s announcement. “What that team did last summer was great accomplishment and it’s humbling for that accomplishment to be recognized by the President. It will be a great experience for those young women and something they will remember for a lifetime.”
According to a press release from Kansas Athletics, the 2013 Jayhawks won the NCAA Outdoor title after earning 60 points over the four-day meet, which placed the team 16 points ahead of the competition, giving the program its first national championship title.
Senior and top scorer, Andrea Geubelle, led the team with her 16 points after finishing as runner-up in both the long jump and triple jump. And sophomore Lindsay Vollmer claimed the NCAA title in the heptathlon.
The group of twelve Jayhawk athletes were one of 19 2013 NCAA Division I Championship teams to be recognized by the president during the ceremony in Washington, D.C.