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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Hoya - Hoyas 
Answer/Pointer: Refers to Georgetown University's nickname. In the days when all Georgetown students were required to study Latin and Greek, the university's baseball team was nicknamed the Stonewalls. One student, using Latin and Greek terms, dubbed them "Hoya Saxa," which translated to what rocks." The name proved popular and the term Hoyas was eventually adopted for all Georgetown teams. Since a Hoya is difficult to translate into a mascott, the school uses a bulldog. Source: What's in a nickname, by Ray Frank. R 796 Fra, p. 70. 
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