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What is a Hilltopper?

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09/20/2009

Western Kentucky University's athletic teams have the nickname "Hilltoppers." The reason behind the name is that the WKU campus is situated on a hill. Most dorms are at the bottom of the hill, while academic buildings are at the top. So, a Hilltopper is a WKU student (including athletes), who walk to the "top" of "the hill" every day.