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UConn's Dolson stumbles on stage, to dance-off with Obama

President Obama promised he'd keep his word to a dance-off with UConn basketball star Stefanie Dolson, but that was before she tripped off the stage at the White House.
By Gabrielle Levy Follow @gabbilevy Contact the Author   |   June 9, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Stefanie Dolson is getting her wish of a dance-off with President Obama, but the UConn star may want to be careful what she wishes for.

The president said at a White House ceremony Monday that he would keep his word agreeing to a dance-off with the two-time NCAA basketball champion, who was picked up in the first round of the WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics.

"Stefanie, I did not forget that you challenged me to a dance-off last year," Obama said, referring to a challenge he agreed to if Connecticut won a second consecutive title. "It is going to happen."

"Don't think that you're going to beat me on that," he joked. "I also appreciate that you told the world about it after the title game. I have daughters in junior high and high school, and for their sake, I will not be dancing too much while the cameras are around."

But after the speech, as the president posed with the team for the picture, Dolson was less-than-graceful. The 6-foot-5 center stumbled off the side of the podium, and while she wasn't injured, Obama appeared to poke a little fun at his future opponent.

Check out the pictures above for a peek at the action.

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