IU President, First Lady host dinner for IU women’s basketball champions

IU President Michael A. McRobbie and First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie recently invited the 2017-18 IU women’s basketball team to Bryan House to celebrate their exceptional season and present the team with WNIT championship rings.

The team made IU history by capturing the university’s first WNIT title against Virginia Tech. They won six consecutive WNIT home games, and closed out the season by winning 15 of their last 17 games.

"The team has given us so much to be proud of, and with this title-winning season, its members will always have a special place in the storied tradition of IU athletics," President McRobbie said.

From the top: The 2017-18 IU women's basketball team with IU President Michael A. McRobbie and First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie; Teri Moren, head coach of the team, takes a look at the championship ring; IU President McRobbie congratulates each of the athletes at a dinner in their honor at Bryan House. Photos by Craig Bisacre, IU Athletics

In addition to celebrating the outstanding athleticism of the team, IU President McRobbie also noted that several members had been recognized as Academic All-Big Ten honorees and Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.

Many also dedicated time off the court to volunteering with young school children, participating in fundraising efforts, leading clinics, and serving the local community.

"Through your performance in the classroom, on the court, and in the community, you exemplified the best of what it means to be an IU student-athlete," President McRobbie said.