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Wildcats Honored in State Capitol
Kris Jenkins, seen here at the White House, and some of his teammates will be in Harrisburg on Wednesday.
June 7, 2016

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VILLANOVA, Pa. -- The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized the 2016 NCAA National Champion Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday in Harrisburg.

The Wildcats began the morning in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where they were hosted by Rep. Bill Adolph and Rep. Greg Vitali. Head Coach Jay Wright thanked the House for the warm reception his team received.

Up next was a stop in the State Senate where they were welcomed by Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. Forward Kris Jenkins, whose buzzer-beating jump shot helped lift Villanova past North Carolina 77-74 in the NCAA championship game on April 4, spoke on behalf of his teammates to the Senate chamber.

Finally, the Wildcats - including Jenkins, Josh Hart, Darryl Reynolds, Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, Tim Delaney and Eric Paschall - were greeted by Governor Tom Wolf, who read a proclamation and spoke for several minutes on the impact the Wildcats' made with their victory and the way they represented Pennsylvania.

Following that ceremony, Wright joined the Governor for a press conference detailing the progress of the "It's On Us" campaign that began earlier in the year and lists Villanova as one of the more than 800 schools supporting the campaign.

The Wildcats departed Harrisburg in the early afternoon and returned to campus.