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Thousands attend the celebratory parade for LSU women’s basketball

BATON ROUGE (WGNO) — The LSU community is still on a high after the women’s basketball team won its first-ever national championship over the weekend.

On Wednesday night, fans showed their pride to the team at a celebratory parade on campus.

Members of the team rode convertibles while waving at fans, throwing beads and even signing autographs.

“It felt like I had never seen her before,” said LSU fan Kasen Williams. His mother said, “Tell them about your signatures, baby!” Kasen replied, “I only missed two or three [autographs].”

University alumni say it’s imperative that they come to the parade so the women know exactly how much the community appreciates their hard work and determination.

“I think it’s important for the entire community to show the kids that we support them and recognize this tremendous achievement of reaching the national title shot and winning it after just a new coach’s second year,” said LSU fan Brad Moreau. “That’s a big improvement.”

Some say they knew this season was going to be special when head coach Kim Mulkey took the job. This is her 4th national championship and her first for LSU.

“It’s big business. I mean, winning national titles in any sport is a big deal. Football, we’ve won a few of those, but for the ladies, to do it for the girls’ basketball program, it’s a big deal ” Moreau said. “We have a great coach in Kim Mulkey.”

Some of the women’s recent fans say her victory is inspirational.

“It encourages me to follow my dreams and never give up in life,” said LSU fan Jayden Martin.

The celebrations ended at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, where fans heard from Mulkey, team favorites and others.

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