1. How many times would Eric Aguilera have to round the bases at Duffy Bass Field to get him from Carl’s Ice Cream to Alamo II?
2. How many times would you have to stack the men’s basketball team from end to end to see the view from the top of Watterson Towers?
3. How many adult black rhinoceros would you need to tip the scale on the entire football team?
4. How many cardinals would it take to tip the scale on the football team?
5. How many times would the women’s golf team have to travel their 2012-13 schedule (roundtrip) to make it to the moon and back?
6. How many times could Redbird volleyball’s junior Eliza Smith travel back?
Down Under with that many frequent flyer miles?
7. The 2013 Redbirds swimming and diving squad broke how many school records thus far?
8. Which three softball players combined have exactly as many at-bats as the Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz during the 2012 season?
9. When was the last time the ISU gymnastics team faced nationally ranked #4 UCLA?
10. Who has the the fifth most 3-point field goals made in Redbird basketball history, as well as the 11th most career points in Redbird basketball history?
1. It is about 1.5 miles (7,920 feet) from Carl’s Ice Cream to Alamo II. It is 90 feet from each base to the next on a college baseball field, totaling 360 feet. Aguilera (or any player) would have to run around the bases a full 22 times to travel the same distance.
2. The basketball team stands 82.5 feet tall stacked head to toe. At 298.5 feet, Watterson Towers is one of the tallest dormitories in the world. You would have to stack the basketball team just over 3.5 times to make it to the top.
3. The football team weighs a combined 21,805 pounds. The largest adult black rhinoceros weighs about 3,500 pounds. It would take at least 6.23 rhinos to outweigh the Redbird football squad.
4. With the football team’s combined weight of 21,805 pounds, it would take A LOT of 1.5 ounces cardinals to lift them up: about 233,314.
5. Going to each location and back from Normal, the women’s golf team traveled a total of 17,502 miles in 2012-13. At its closest approach or “perigee”, the moon is 225,623 miles from Earth. That makes a roundtrip from the Earth, to the moon, and back, approximately 451,246 miles. That makes for just over 25 trips across their season schedule to complete this journey.
6. Smith hails from Melbourne, Australia. It’s about 9,596 miles from Normal to Melbourne, or roughly 47 roundtrips to the moon.
7. 17, leaving just 10 events with records unbroken.
8. Brittny Drish (111), Nichelle Harrison (147), and either Elizabeth Kay or Laura Canopy, who each had 145, for a total of 403 at-bats.
9. March 6, 1993
10. That would be none other than head coach Dan Muller.