Iowa Earns Its Drunk Ranking
A month ago the University of Iowa made national headlines by ranking No. 1 on The Princeton Review‘s list of America’s “Top Party Schools.” Last week, the school showed why it deserved the “honor.”
During Iowa’s home opening loss to Northern Illinois last weekend, 22-year-old Hawkeye student Samantha Goudie (a.k.a. “Vodka Samm”) blew an amazing .341 on a breathalyzer test.
This wasn’t some internet legend – which was our first thought when we saw Vodka Samm’s famous “blew a .341 in jail” tweet. In this case there’s actually a police report which references the astronomically high reading.
“Goudie, Samantha Lynne, 22 of Iowa City, IA (arrested) for Public Intox at Kinnick Stadium at 1321 hours,” the report noted. “Goudie was stopped for trying to enter the field. Goudie was unsteady on her feet. Goudie blew .341 PBT.”
For those of you keeping score at home, a .341 reading is more than four times the legal blood alcohol limit of .08.
It’s impressive this girl was even alive, let alone live-tweeting her exploits from the jail. For the record, Goudie claimed she wasn’t trying to rush the field – but she did own up to the .341.
“I’m going to get .341 tattooed on me because its so epic,” she tweeted.
Not surprisingly the school’s administration was less-than-enthralled.
“That’s not who we are,” Iowa president Sally Mason told The Des Moines Register in response to Goudie’s exploits. ”It’s sad that one student and one student’s behavior shapes the image of 30,000 other students. I feel very, very concerned about the young student that had that level of alcohol in her blood. I’m very concerned for her health, safety and well-being.”
Hmmmm. Better get Dean Wormer on the case …
Anyway, after blowing up Twitter for a week (receiving hundreds of re-tweets, tens of thousands of followers and even a few marriage proposals) Vodka Samm’s account was mysteriously deactivated.
The legend grows, people …