American University freshmen Ann and Claire Recht hold the title in the Guinness World Records, with Claire measuring six feet, seven-and-a-quarter inches and Ann at six foot, seven-and-a-half inches.
From Canby, Oregon—just outside Portland—the twins both received scholarships to play on AU’s volleyball team.
Their biggest struggle at American? The twins barely fit in the extra-long dorm beds, which measure 80 inches long.
“You have to be six-foot-four to get an extra-long bed,” Ann says. “Obviously we fit that requirement, but Claire got one and I didn’t. I’ve been calling and calling but haven’t gotten a new bed yet.”