LSU men's golf honored at state Capitol
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers took time from debating how to avoid crippling higher education cuts in order to honor members of the LSU men's golf team Friday.
The team brought their NCAA Division 1 championship trophy with them to the state Capitol, where they received a warm reception in the Senate chambers.
LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander and head men's golf coach Chuck Winstead addressed lawmakers, many of whom stopped to take pictures with the team and their trophy.
"Behind me today are some students who also just so happen to play a little bit of golf," Dr. Alexander said. "We're all certainly very proud of them."
"Thank you very much for all you do for LSU," Winstead said. "These guys, they don't come to LSU just to play golf. They come to LSU for their academics, for the social part of it, everything about it. We know that what makes Louisiana are the people, and we thank you for everything that you do."
The golf team defeated the University of Southern California 4-1 Wednesday to claim the title. It's the fifth national championship for the team, and the first in 60 years. They previously brought home national titles in the 1940, 1942, 1947 and 1955 seasons.
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