Although this is the first season on the Las Vegas Aces for Megan Gustafson and Kate Martin, the former Iowa women’s basketball stars still got to enjoy the perks of winning a WNBA title.

The ex-Hawkeyes were on the Aces’ trip to the White House on Thursday, helping celebrate Las Vegas’ second consecutive championship won last fall.

US President Joe Biden (R) and Vice President Kamala Harris attend an event to recognize the 2023 WNBA Champions Las Vegas Aces, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on May 9, 2024. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Gustafson may have been on the Phoenix Mercury in 2023 — while Martin was still in college — but the excitement for their new teammates’ accomplishment is clear.

“Alright Hawks, checking in from the White House!” Gustafson said in a short video with Martin posted on Instagram. “We’re excited.”

“Go Hawks!”

The Iowa interest in the Aces has understandably skyrocketed in recent weeks. On the heels of signing Gustafson in early February, Las Vegas then drafted Martin 18th overall on April 15.

Martin hasn’t officially made the Aces roster yet — teams have until May 13 to finalize their rosters — but it appears that’ll happen after she survived the latest round of cuts.

Former Iowa State star Ashley Joens, who played for the Aces during their WNBA championship season, also was part of the group that visited the White House.