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July 31, 2015

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Mohit Aron, who earned his Master of Science (’98) and his PhD (’00) in Computer Science from Rice, is widely considered to be the Father of Hyperconvergence, the convergence of compute and storage technology.  He wrote the Google File System, founded Nutanix and co-founded Cohesity.  Read more.

Way to go, Bev Schorre, John Wolda, Tre Fischer, Charley Landgraf, Bryant Wilkinson, Peter Fasullo, Steve Lukingbeal, Bob Toone, Clarke Anderson, Art Gottschalk, Kathleen Boyd, Joe Welsh, Ann Bixby, Sallie Schwall, Rod Boane, Martha Proctor Gano, Jim Woodruff, John Montana, Guy Rollins, Kirkwood Johnston, Bob Reinhold, Betty Bixby, Steve Gilliland, Kirwin Drouet, Larry Nettles, Rick Sheridan, Jack Schaffer, Ted Richard, Mike Ross and Rilda Whitmire!   

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July 30, 2015

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Who is widely considered to be the Father of Hyperconvergence?  Email your answer here.

July 29, 2015

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Holly Jones-Wright
’88, a two-time Hackerman Award winner for Team MVP, holds the Rice W Basketball record with 18 made free throws in a single game.  Her sister Stacy ’87 was a two-time Catherine Hannah Award winner as the top Rice swimmer of the year.  Together, the March 21, 1986 Thresher (p. 14) described them “as the best pair of sibling athletes this side of the Volga”.  (Thanks, Mike Ross!)

Stacy is married to Coach Warren.  Also, Holly’s son Zach is a wide receiver on the Rice football team. On October 23, Holly will be inducted into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame.  Read more.

Way to go, John Wolda, Bev Schorre, Bryant Wilkinson, Ted Richard, Bob Toone, Peter Fasullo, Joe Quoyeser, Ann Bixby, Jimmy Disch, Clarke Anderson, Rod Boane, Russell Henderson, Mike Ross, Sallie Schwall, Bob Reinhold, Betty Bixby, Kyle Frazier, Rick Sheridan, Lawrence Saenz, Holly Jones-Wright and Arthur Bell!

Next trivia question tomorrow!

July 28, 2015

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Who holds the Rice W Basketball record with 18 made free throws in a single game?  Hint: she is related to Coach Warren.  Email your answer here.

July 25, 2015

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52  Ann Bixby, Mike Ross, John Wolda
51  Betty Bixby, Peter Fasullo, Bev Schorre, Sallie Schwall
50  Bryant Wilkinson
49  Bob Reinhold
46  Clarke Anderson, Rod Boane

July 24, 2015

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First, thanks to Mike Ross for the guest trivia question!

Pete Runnels, a Rice student in 1948, played in MLB All-Star games in 1959, 1960 and 1962.  Interestingly, his grandson Jonathan Runnels was a two-year Rice baseball letterman (2007-08).  

Way to go, John Wolda, Billy Hale, Bob Reinhold, Jimmy Disch, David Ownby and Peter Fasullo!

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July 23, 2015

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In addition to Norm Charlton, Lance Berkman and Brock Holt, name another former Rice student who played in a MLB All-Star game.  Hint: he did not earn a Rice baseball letter.  Email your answer here.

July 22, 2015

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Former Rice Owls Norm Charlton, Lance Berkman and Brock Holt played in a MLB All-Star game.  On a related note, Eddie Dyer managed a MLB All-Star game.

Way to go, Bev Schorre (3), John Wolda (3), Mark Antweil (1), Joe Quoyeser (2), Bob Toone (3), Martin Kaplan (2), Peter Fasullo (3), Martha Proctor Gano (2), Ted Richard (3), Guy Rollins (3), Walt Greenberg (3), Jeff Farney (2), Dick Fuqua (2), Bruce Baker (3), Steve Gilliland (2), Clarke Anderson (3), Rod Boane (3), John Montana (3), Bob Reinhold (3), Rick Sheridan (3), Matt Moake (3), Jimmy Disch (3), Joan Krajca-Radcliffe (2), Larry Nettles (1), Mike Ross (3), Nancy Burch (3), Virginia Joiner (1), Bryant Wilkinson (3), Sallie Schwall (3), Betty Bixby (3), Arthur Bell (3), Ann Bixby (3) and Kirwin Drouet (3)!

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July 21, 2015

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Name the former Rice Owls to play in a MLB All-Star game.  One point for each one.  Email your answer here.

July 7, 2015

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Next trivia question on Tuesday, July 21!
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