In November four University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) sports teams, following national championship seasons, visited with the 45th President of the United States in the White House Oval Office.
The OU men’s golf team presented President Donald Trump a crimson golf bag with his name on it, and the Sooners softball squad, coming off their second straight national title, delivered a personalized glove (complete with presidential seal) before meeting with the president to pray.
The Sooners women talked openly about the story of King David in 2 Samuel 3, and the way his 30 men and three warriors helped him triumph in battle. The women said this story spurred them on to winning the national championship in 2017, their fourth under coach Patty Gasso. The message was simple—if the players all supported each other, as King David and his three warriors did, they could accomplish anything with God’s help.
At the White House, according to OU Associate Athletics Director Kenny Mossman, the Sooners, led by catcher Hannah Sparks, asked to pray with Trump, and he joined them in prayer.
The Oklahoma men’s and women’s gymnastics teams also visited the White House. The men have won three-straight national titles and the women won back-to-back titles—three in the last four years.
-Adapted from The Norman Transcript .