Central Michigan University Breaks World Record

8 03 2009

From a press release…I got this late..apparently the attempt was yesterday during the women’s basketball game…turns out, they did break the world record…there’s more info in this release than there is in the post attempt story, so I’m going with this one.

MOUNT PLEASANT – Ice cream makes anything better. Even when you’re talking about one of the college basketball nation’s best turnarounds and highest scoring offenses.

Looking to set the world record for largest ice cream sundae, the Central Michigan women’s basketball team, CMU athletics and Doozie’s Ice Cream Parlor of Mount Pleasant are partnering up to create a very cool treat for women’s basketball fans following the Chippewas’ regular season finale against Eastern Michigan at Rose Arena on March 7. Guinness, the world’s authority on record-setting achievements, has already pre-approved the event and verified that the world record will be set with this attempt. Fans will also be able to take in the game for the cheapest rate of the season, as all tickets are just $4.

At 2 p.m., the Chippewas will face the Eagles in what could prove to be a pivotal late-season Mid-American Conference clash. Just after the game’s final whistle, Doozies and CMU athletics will go to work on creating one of the world’s largest treats. Once the masterpiece is completed, every fan in attendance will be handed a spoon and invited to join the team in devouring the delicious dessert.

With 129 gallons of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, three gallons of hot fudge, 12 cans of whipped cream and three pounds of cherries, there is sure to be plenty to go around.

The promotion is to say thanks to all the fans that have supported the CMU women’s basketball team this season, as it has enjoyed one of the best turnarounds not only in the nation, but also in the history of the MAC.

“We think this is a great way to once again reach out to our community and show that we appreciate the support they have given us throughout the season,” head coach Sue Guevara said. “Fans will have a chance to take part in our senior day activities and recognize our two great senior leaders, while also enjoying a great game. Hopefully we can whet their appetite to come back out and support us again throughout the postseason and next year.”

CMU (16-13, 8-7 MAC) has improved its overall win total by 10, tying the school record for biggest turnaround, and its league win total by six already this season, and currently sits with the nation’s fourth-highest scoring offense. Central Michigan women’s basketball games feature the most points of any in the nation this season.

The team features two players who have reached the 1,000-point mark during the 2008-09 campaign in senior Angel Chan and junior Britni Houghton. Houghton is just the fifth player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau before her senior season, and Chan sits second on Central’s all-time made three-pointers list.

So bring your fork, your spoon, (maybe a napkin or two) and your Chippewas’ gear and be a part of history both on the court and off as the women’s basketball team works toward the best turnaround in school history and a run through the MAC Tournament held in Cleveland, March 11-15.

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There’s video of the sundae about three minutes into this video shot by CMU Public Relations


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