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Vice President Harris, former President Obama congratulate Gamecocks

(Bri Lewerke/Just Women's Sports)

Congratulations continue to filter in for the South Carolina women’s basketball team after its win in the national championship game.

Vice President Kamala Harris congratulated the Gamecocks on the title and “capping off a tremendous season.” She also congratulated runner-up UConn on “a very strong year.”

Former President Barack Obama said that coach Dawn Staley “has built a powerhouse, and it’s great to see all their hard work pay off.”

“We proved you right!” Staley replied to Obama, referencing that for the first time, the former president had picked the Gamecocks to win it all in his bracket.

Other congratulations filtered in, including from Sue Bird, Billie Jean King, Magic Johnson and noted South Carolina fan Darius Rucker.

“Nothing better thank waking up a champion,” wrote Bird, who won two national championships with UConn (2000, 2002).

Rucker said that the team had “made this Gamecock extremely happy.”

“Keep being great y’all in sports but more importantly in life!!” he continued.