QUIZ: Arkansas College Celebrity Roll Call

By Arkansas NEXT Staff on Monday, September 15, 2014

You’re in good company here. Famous actors, singers, politicians, athletes and businessmen have walked the halls of Arkansas’ high schools and colleges. Can you match each celebrity to the school they attended? Answers may be used more than once and some celebs have more than one answer!

1. Kris Allen
Singer-songwriter and winner of the eighth season of “American Idol”
A. Arkansas State University
2. “Geese” Ausbie
Former Harlem Globetrotters player and coach
B. Harding University
3. Rodger Bumpass
Comedian and voice of Squidward Tentacles on “SpongeBob SquarePants”
C. Henderson State University
4. Derek Fisher
Former professional basketball player and head coach of the NBA’s New York Knicks
D. Hendrix College
5. Mike Huckabee
44th Governor of Arkansas, 2016 presidential hopeful, and former “Huckabee” talk show host
E. Ouachita Baptist University
6. Stacy Lewis
Professional golfer on LPGA Tour
F. Philander Smith College
7. Ricardo Martinelli
Businessman and 49th president of Panama
G1. University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
8. Darren McFadden
Professional football player in NFL
G2. University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
9. Willie Robertson
Star of “Duck Dynasty” TV show and CEO of Duck Commander
G3. University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
10. Mary Steenburgen
Actress appearing in movies such as “Elf,” “Step Brothers” and “The Help”
G4. University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
11. Billy Bob Thornton
Academy Award-winning screenwriter and actor
H. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
12. Sonja Yates Hubbard
CEO of E-Z Mart Stores, Inc.
I. University of Central Arkansas












Answer Key:
1. Kris Allen, UCA
2. “Geese” Ausbie, Philander Smith
3. Rodger Bumpass, Arkansas State
4. Derek Fisher, UALR
5. Mike Huckabee, OBU
6. Stacy Lewis, UA
7. Ricardo Martinelli, UA
8. Darren McFadden, UA
9. Willie Robertson, Harding
10. Mary Steenburgen, Hendrix
11. Billy Bob Thornton, Henderson State
12. Sonja Yates Hubbard, UA