FW: Print Pool Report 2

From: Nicole Duran [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:42 PM
To: Gabriel, Brian A. EOP/WHO ; Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO ; Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO
Subject: Print Pool Report 2

President Obama welcomed the U.S. Naval Academy’s football team to the White House for the fourth time to bestow the Commander-in-Chief trophy upon the victorious Midshipmen.

The trophy goes to the service academy—Army, Air Force or Navy—that wins the most football games against each other in a season.

The East Room event was open press but a few things the president noted in his brief remarks:

The 2015 Midshipmen squad is the academy’s most winning football team, with 11 wins during the season.

They have won 10 of the last 13 Commander-in-Chief trophies.

Obama joked that the Mids have won the trophy so often, they should just add the White House visit to their football schedule.

Per Navy’s website, their victorious years during Obama’s tenure were 2009, 2012, 20013 and 2105.

Obama praised senior quarterback Kennan Reynolds for his NCAA record 88 rushing touchdowns and noted that the school retired his number, 19, to commemorate his athletic achievements.

The team presented Obama with a special helmet and ring.

The helmet appeared to depict an aircraft carrier at sea. The ring was gold-toned and massive.

Nicole Duran

White House Correspondent

Washington Examiner

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