SMU challenges Harvard with its own 'Call Me Maybe' video

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  May 15, 2012 09:24 AM

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The SMU women's rowing team responded to the video sensation made popular by the Harvard baseball team with its own version of the hit song "Call me Maybe."

The team was on its way to the airport in Knoxville, Tenn., after the Conference USA championships in Oak Ridge, according to Emily McCombs, who was the director and filmed it.

The video was posted to YouTube with the quote: "Ball's in your court, Harvard baseball."

"We were listening to a song, and one girl said "let's do this Harvard baseball style!" and she started pounding her fists on the ceiling. Then our trainer said 'if you really want to make something, you should lay down and do that with your feet in the air!'" McCombs said.

The others involved were: Back row (from left) Lauren Moore and Rachelle Schelhaas. Singers (in order of appearance) were Halley Learned, Claira McElroy, and Maggie Jones. The front row dancers (from left) were Courtaney Miller, Chantelle Conley, and Emily Carstens. Athletic trainer Drew Yoder was the "choreographer, driver, and brains of the operation," McCombs said.

Update, 3:07 p.m.: Mike Enright, the sports information director at the University of Connecticut, shared a couple links to videos made by UConn teams of "Call Me Maybe."

Both the women's rowing team and the women's basketball teams at UConn did their versions back in March, around the time Harvard was shooting its video, although it wasn't posted until last week.

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