By JOHN LOWE
The Daily Athenaeum
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The five-time defending national champion West Virginia rifle team will visit the White House on Friday.
President Donald Trump will host multiple collegiate national champions, including the Mountaineers, at a luncheon.
This will be the WVU rifle team’s second-ever White House visit and their first since 2014.
“We are proud of our fifth straight rifle National Championship and 19th overall. Winning a National Championship as a student-athlete is a lifetime memory,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said. “Having NCAA Champions Day at the White House allows our program, and all of the champions from last year, to be recognized nationally for their outstanding accomplishment.”
The Mountaineers’ fall season has already concluded, their next match is at home against Akron on Jan. 14.