Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 09:27:22 PST

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Hoya

Can anyone tell me why the Georgetown U. athletic teams are called the Hoyas?

As far as I can tell, hoya is the name of a plant species--a strange name to

apply to an athletic team.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Tom Creswell