The nominating process for mascot suggestions launched on Monday, Oct. 24, and closed on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. Alumni, students, faculty and staff were able to make suggestions.
Final numbers for the suggestion period are as follows: There were 2046 total suggestions, 588 of those were unique. 1590 individuals made suggestions, 1383 made only one suggestion, while 207 people made more than one. 1079 alumni made suggestions, 464 came from students and 47 were from faculty/staff. Class years for alumni and students range from 1942 – 2020. *employees who are alumni were counted as alumni