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Stage Fright: UConn Star Slips During White House Photo Op

Image: U.S. President Obama hugs UConn women's basketball coach Auriemma as team star Dolson falls off the stage in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma as team star Stefanie Dolson falls off the stage in the background during a ceremony honoring the NCAA basketball champion University of Connecticut Huskies men's and women's basketball teams in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 9, 2014. JIM BOURG / Reuters

President Obama welcomed the UConn Huskies men's and women's basketball teams to the White House to celebrate their 2014 NCAA Championships wins on Monday.

During the ceremony, player Stefanie Dolson - who posted an Instagram video about how excited she was to be at the White House - slipped off the riser. The women's star who played center in the championship game quickly recovered her balance and shared a laugh with the president and her teammates, even curtsying for the audience after her slip.

Image: Obama Welcomes Champion UConn Huskies Basketball Teams To The White House
Stefanie Dolson of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team shares a laugh with U.S. President Barack Obama after she slipped off the riser during an East Room event at the White House June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong / Getty Images

Dolson maintained a sense of humor after the event, tweeting about her "mishap."