Round 1 of the 6th annual Mascot Madness tournament finished up last week, and the competition didn’t disappoint! All of our mascots brought their A-games with the hopes of advancing, and SUNY fans from across the state showed up to cheer on and support their favorite mascot’s journey to make it to the next round of voting. There were buzzer beaters, upsets, and blowouts during round 1 of “The Big Dance,” but, unfortunately, everyone can’t be a winner in Mascot Madness (although we certainly think that all of our mascots are number 1!).
Now we come to to Round 2 of this spirited competition, the Sweet 16. If you were unable to or forgot to cast a vote in Round 1, you can still participate and show some love for the remaining contenders as we move closer to the finals.
But to cast the right vote, you need to know these competitors and what makes them stand out. To help, we compiled these profiles to better introduce you to the great SUNY Mascots:
In terms of statewide athletics, SUNY collectively has more than 750 athletic teams among the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, and NJCAA ranks, as well as hundreds of non-competitive athletics clubs. At SUNY, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved for those who are passionate about athletics, whether it’s playing or spectating. These competitive students can be, and are, part of a group that brings championships and accomplishments home to New York State.
Our mascots work so hard cheering on all of our SUNY student-athletes and pumping up the crowds all year long. With this competition, we have the opportunity to cheer them on and recognize them for all the hard work they put in to raise our campuses and students across New York State and beyond. So show them some love, and let your voice be heard!
* Voting for the 2018 Mascot Madness tournament will be conducted with vote verification. Each voter will need to supply an email address with which they will be sent a confirmation email to submit their votes through. This will allow the voting to be reviewed for consistency in a direct way. All votes will be limited to one per 24 hours, after which a user can resubmit a new vote in the same game again. Email addresses will not be used for marketing or addition to any mailing lists, but simply for voter verification. All addresses will be deleted at the conclusion of the tournament.
Binghamton – Baxter = 64.23%
Albany – Damien = 35.77%
Geneseo – Victor E Knight = 52.65%
Westchester CC – Chester = 47.35%
Dutchess CC – Falco = 70.12%
HVCC – Viking = 29.88%
Farmingdale – Ram-bo = 50.18%
Stony Brook – Wolfie = 49.82%
CGCC – Rip Van Winkle = 57.25%
Postdam – Max C Bear = 42.75%
Adirondack – Eddy Rondack = 50.09%
SUNY ESF – Oakie = 49.91%
FIT – Stitch = 67.7%
New Paltz – Hugo = 32.3%
Alfred State – Orvis = 50.06%
Maritime – Privateer Pete = 49.4%
Julie is the assistant director for student mental health and wellness for SUNY System Administration.