Politics

Surprise! UConn basketball players give President Obama 'bunny ears'

July 31, 2013 at 6:21 PM ET

Image: The 2013 NCAA champion University of Connecticut Huskies Women's basketball players Stefanie Dolson (L) and Kiah Stokes (C)...
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University of Connecticut women's basketball players Stefanie Dolson, 21, top left, and Kiah Stokes, 20, center, give President Barack Obama "bunny ears" during a photo op at the White House.

You know how it is when you get to hobnob with the commander-in-chief. You put on your best outfit. You make sure you don’t have any food in your teeth. You ... give him bunny ears when his head is turned???

Yep. That happened.

On Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama welcomed the University of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team to the White House and honored players for winning their eighth national championship in April.

Some especially fun-loving Huskies decided to get a little silly during their photo op with the leader of the free world. As President Obama smiled for the camera, junior Stefanie Dolson and sophomore Kiah Stokes whipped out the ol’ bunny ears.

Image: Stefanie Dolson (top left), NCAA women's basketball 2013 national champions player from the University of Connecticut, puts bunny ears over U.S. Presi...
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Stefanie Dolson, top left, shows great enthusiasm about the bunny-ears prank. President Barack Obama honored the 2013 NCAA champions at the White House on Wednesday.

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