WASHINGTON — UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw called it a pinch-yourself-moment. He was talking about meeting President George W. Bush and visiting the White House on Monday, along with 18 other teams that won national championships this year.
As an added treat for the UCI men's volleyball team, President Bush singled out the Anteaters while addressing the teams on the South Lawn. As he told the crowd about the different mascots which were represented by teams, he ended with, "and we even have Anteaters. Go Anteaters!"
"It was unbelievable," UCI senior Jayson Jablonsky said, by telephone, of meeting the President and visiting the White House. "Being able to meet the man that runs the country. It was pretty amazing."