The Georgia Bulldogs soccer group declined an invite to go to the White Home subsequent month to rejoice their second consecutive nationwide championship, in line with an announcement from the College of Georgia Athletic Affiliation.
“The College of Georgia first obtained on Could 3 an invite for the Bulldog soccer group to go to the White Home on June 12,” the assertion learn. “Sadly, the date instructed is just not possible given the student-athlete calendar and time of yr. Nonetheless, we’re appreciative of the invitation and look ahead to different alternatives for Georgia groups shifting ahead.”
CNN has reached out to the White Home for remark.
The Bulldogs beat the Texas Christian College Horned Frogs 65-7 in January to take dwelling the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship Trophy and finish with a 15-0 excellent season.
The group didn’t go to the White Home after its championship final yr, nor did the Alabama Crimson Tide the yr earlier than, resulting from Covid-related causes.
The Louisiana State College Tigers have been the final championship soccer group to go to the White Home in January 2020 – the place former President Donald Trump joked about his first impeachment however didn’t present the identical viral buffet of quick meals that awaited the 2018 champions, the Clemson Tigers.
President Joe Biden and first woman Jill Biden introduced Monday the White Home can be internet hosting the LSU Tigers ladies’s basketball group and the College of Connecticut Huskies males’s basketball group on Could 26 for 2 ceremonies celebrating every group’s nationwide championship title.
The invitation of the LSU ladies’s basketball group comes after high-profile criticism from group star Angel Reese after the primary woman instructed that each LSU and second-place group College of Iowa ought to come to the celebratory ceremony. The primary woman’s workplace later walked again her remarks.