Welcome to the First Annual GenerationSUNY Mascot Madness – the Championship! This is a competition where YOU can decide who is the BEST SUNY mascot. We are excited to announce that this year’s contest includes 30 SUNY campuses representing 472 athletic teams and over 220,000 students!
Over our 64 campuses, SUNY has 80 NCAA Division I, 290 NCAA Division III, and 385 NJCAA athletics teams, not to mention teams in other athletics associations and club teams! Our mascots work so hard cheering on every SUNY student athlete – why not cheer them on?
We’ve interviewed each competing mascot to learn a little more about them… Where they are from, what their favorite school event is, even what their favorite foods are. You’ll learn what it is that make these dedicated supporters of SUNY athletic teams, students and alumni tick.
It’s the Championship Game!
This is it. In 28 games over 4 rounds, the SUNY mascots have racked up over 278,000 votes! Of that, Hugo the Hawk from New Paltz and Wolfie the Seawolf of Stony Brook took in a combined 44,000 votes.
Over the last month, we have grown to know and cheer for these mascots as much as you do. We are so excited to see how this match-up unfolds in the coming week.
What more can we say that hasn’t been said about these dynamic characters already? We have learned that both of them are friendly with other mascots, love meeting new people and are highly competitive. But who has what it takes to become the winner? Only you can decide that.
We know how hard it is getting to pick one winner – but, we remind everyone that since we’re down to the final two, these mascots are great characters with unique personalities and fan support that continue to entertain and inspire us event after event. Help us pick the winner.
The finals begin today and end Thursday, April 4 at 12:00pm. The votes will then be counted and verified and the winner will be announced after the final tally is complete.
Good luck to the remaining competitors. May the most creative/fun/energetic/crowd-energizing mascot win.
Emily Schwartz is the Coordinator of Open SUNY Communication and Projects.