ANNAPOLIS, Md.–The 2012 Navy football team will visit the White House on Friday, April 12 for a ceremony with President Barack Obama. The team will be honored for winning the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the eighth time in the last 10 years. The time and location of the ceremony has not yet been determined.
Navy was victorious over Air Force (28-21 in overtime) and Army (17-13) en route to an 8-5 campaign and the school’s ninth bowl game in the last 10 years. Navy has won 19 of its last 21 Service Academy games.
The Commander in Chief’s trophy was established in 1972 and is awarded to the Service Academy with the best overall record against the other two academies. Every year since 1984, except 1993 when there was no outright winner, the President has personally presented the Trophy to members of the victorious Academy’s football team at the White House.