WATCH: UConn's Stefanie Dolson Falls Off Risers Behind Obama

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    Stephanie Dolson had a bit of trouble staying on the risers during a ceremony to honor the UConn Huskies at the White House on Monday. (Published Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014)

    The UConn men's and women's basketball teams' visit to the White House was uneventful — until Stefanie Dolson appeared to lose her balance and fell off the risers behind President Obama.

    Dolson made the most of the opportunity, laughing it off with the president and following up with a curtsy that drew laughs from those in attendance.

    Obama was already well acquainted with Dolson. When the Huskies visited the White House last year, the center challenged the president to a dance competition should UConn win another national title.

    "Stefanie, I did not forget that you challenged me to a dance-off last year," Obama said. “It is going to happen. It is going to happen. … Don’t think that you’re going to beat me on that. I also appreciate that you told the world about it after the title game. I have daughters in junior high and high school, and for their sake, I will not be dancing around too much while the cameras are around.”

    Dolson also wasn't surprised that Obama remembered their wager.

    "It probably helped that I fell," she cracked.

    Last week, Dolson said she had no plans to pursue the dance-off.

    "The last thing I want to do is come across as being obnoxious," she told the Hartford Courant. "I don’t want to do anything outrageous with President Obama around like last year. We’ll see what happens, see what he remembers [from last year] and go from there.