Azzi visits White House, helps lead event to promote fitness 

USF women’s basketball coach Jennifer Azzi joined the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury and President Barack Obama at the White House in the nation’s capital. Azzi helped lead an event, spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama, on the White House basketball courts to promote health and wellness.

In addition, Azzi had the opportunity to meet and speak for a few moments with President Obama.

“After honoring the Mercury, President Obama walked over and spoke with me,” Azzi said. “He is really a fan of the game. He was extremely respectful and complementary of the women’s game. He has such a kindness and sincerity about him. He is one of the most charismatic people I have ever met.”

Azzi, who has been on the road recruiting for the Dons, traveled to Washington, D.C., during an NCAA mandated dead period for recruiting.

Following a special presentation by Obama, Azzi along with the Mercury and the WNBA, joined forces with Let’s Move — a national campaign led by the first lady — to promote fitness, nutrition and self-confidence amongst the youth of the United States.

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