SC won the 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament, but isn't going to the White House.
Trump began a series of stops on the South Lawn, then went to the State Floor and Rose Garden on the White House grounds.
The Gamecocks now join a growing list of recent sports teams to not make the customary White House stop after winning championships.
SC won its first national championship last April with a win over Mississippi State in the title game.
When South Carolina defeated Mississippi State in last April's national championship game, Staley was adamant that the Gamecocks would celebrate the achievement at the White House.More news: Saudi Arabia Is Now At War With Iran on Four Fronts
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The University of Washington women's rowing team got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the White House following the Huskies' 2017 NCAA national championship. "We'll go to the White House".
By September, however, she had still not received the invite.
The University of SC women's basketball team is declining an invitation from President Trump to celebrate their 2017 NCAA championship win at the White House.
Staley told ESPN on Thursday that the team did finally receive an invitation to Friday's event, but now they have bigger fish to fry.
The North Carolina men's basketball team said last week that it won't visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict. Her office promised that the invitation would come later in the fall but, by the time it did, Staley and her team were no longer interested. No. 4 SC will host Wofford on Sunday.