Gamecock women not headed to Washington DC

A'ja Wilson
FILE - In this April 2, 2017, file photo, South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) holds up the trophy as she celebrates with teammates after their 67-55 win over Mississippi State in the final of the NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament in Dallas. South Carolina won 67-55. After a thrilling Final Four in April that ended with the Gamecocks winning their first national championship, women's college basketball is ready to get started Friday (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Statement from South Carolina Women’s Basketball Head Coach Dawn Staley on the Collegiate National Champions Day at the White House on Friday:

“We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow’s event, but we will not be able to attend. As I’ve been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead. The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.” – Dawn Staley

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