But now that honor has been taken away, as she was suspended from Tree duty, after February 9th's Stanford-Cal basketball game. She first drew the attention of UC Berkeley 5-0 when she began dancing in the middle of the court (something allowed at Stanford but forbidden at Cal), and who later caught her imbibing mid-game.

Our favorite part of the story is this: "She was taking drinks inside the tree,'' said Kevin Klintworth, assistant athletic director at Cal. "The officers could see the flask through the costume.'' Given that the Tree must create and supply his or her own costume, you'd think that Lashnits might have taken flask-obsfucation into account when creating her design.

While the 23-year-old fifth year undergrad doesn't deny that she was drunk, she does deny drinking during the game or toting a flask where only sap should be. Unfortunately, that alone violates the terms of the Stanford pep-team alcohol ban.