UConn basketball player falls off the stage at White House

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UConn Basketball Player Falls Off The Stage At White House

When we're surrounded by cameras, that little fear of tripping is always in the backs of our minds. But what about tripping when you're in front of the president of the United States? Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened to a UConn basketball player according to NBC.

"Stefanie Dolson lost her balance and fell off the riser as President Obama was giving a hug to Coach Geno Auriemma. Slightly embarrassed, Dolson hides behind her teammates," NBC reports.

UConn basketball player falls off the stage at White House
US President Barack Obama hugs Geno Auriemma, the coach of the UConn Huskies women's basketball team, during an event in honor of the NCAA 2014 Champions, the UConn Huskies Mens and Womens Basketball teams in the East Room of the White House June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. At left slipping of the riser is Stefanie Dolson. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (L) shares a laugh with Stefanie Dolson (2L) after she slipped off the riser during an event in honor of the NCAA 2014 Champions, the UConn Huskies Mens and Womens Basketball teams in the East Room of the White House June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) receives a jersey from point guard Bria Hartley (2nd L) and center Stefanie Dolson (L) of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team during an East Room event at the White House June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men's and Women's Basketball teams to honor the teams and their 2014 NCAA Championships. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The dance-off may not have been filmed, but we're no stranger to Obama's dancing skills! Here he is dancing upon the arrival on Air Force One at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in July 2013.
First Lady Michelle Obama dances with students during the first-ever White House Talent Show, an event sponsored by The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), at the White House in Washington, DC, May 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Both the men's and women's basketball teams were in attendance because both teams won their respective NCAA tournaments. That's already impressive, but even more so because as the New Haven Register reports, UConn became the first university since 2004 to have both of its basketball teams win national titles in the same season.

When the women's team won the NCAA title last year in 2013, Dolson challenged Obama to a dance-off. Obama promised to do it in 2014 if UConn made it back to the White House. USA Today reports Obama told her, "It is going to happen ... don't think that you're going to beat me on that. I also appreciate that you told the world about it after the title game."

Sadly, that dance took place off camera because Obama said he didn't want to embarrass his daughters, Sasha and Malia. Of course, nothing's more embarrassing than seeing your dad try to dance.

It was after that dance-off Dolson took that little tumble. With all her accolades from her years on the basketball team, we have to give her a bit of a break, right?

We're sure Dolson isn't sweating her fall. After all, she was drafted by the WNBA's Washington Mystics back in April so she's only got to make it about a mile from the White House to the arena without falling. We'll see if she can pull that off.

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