Iowa Hawkeyes: Artist Pays Tribute to ‘Vodka Sam’ With Painting
Just when you thought you’d heard the last of Vodka Sam, artwork of the infamous fan girl has emerged. That’s right, after becoming an internet sensation following her ‘epic’ blowing of a .341 blood alcohol level, the Iowa Hawkeyes‘ biggest fan has a tribute painting. Here’s a look at the piece entitled, ‘An Intelligent Young Woman With a Bright Future,’ which you can buy on eBay:
Here’s the item description by artist Heidi Atkins McEchron:
“This painting depicts my interpretation of the adorably wasted University of Iowa student who stumbled her way into the Internet’s heart after she reportedly tried to get onto the field at Kinnick Stadium before being stopped by police and arrested. According to her Twitter bragging (and ICPD report), her blood alcohol content was .341, which I believe is just above comatose and therefore a feat worth celebrating. A perfect example of fleeting Internet celebrity (or at least ignominy), “.341 Grrl” is truly an inspiration to all current and former students of the UI. Own a piece of history today!”
Sarcasm? Let’s hope so.
This is the story that the University of Iowa wishes would just go away. After being named the nation’s number one party school by the Princeton Review, Vodka Sam was the last thing the school needed. University officials have gone to great lengths in recent years to clean up the party scene in Iowa City, but it appears those efforts are coming up short.