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SUNY Old Westbury - OWWIN the Panther

OWWIN the Panther

SUNY Old Westbury

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  1. Where are you from?
    Born in the woods of our centrally located suburban 604-acre campus on Long Island.
  2. How many teams do you represent?
    I bleed green for all 13 varsity sports that are members of the Skyline Conference.
  3. How were you chosen to be school mascot?
    2008 during the opening ceremony for the inaugural Panther Pride Week and consider myself as a spirit leader and goodwill ambassador for the SUNY College at Old Westbury. My name was selected during a campus-wide “Name Your Panther” contest. If you break down my name you have OW-WIN.
  4. Do you have any friends that are mascots?
    Without a doubt! I’ve met mascots throughout the Skyline Conference but have bonded the most with Stony Brook’s Wolfie! We got a chance to hang out at the 2011 SUNY Showcase for an extended amount of time.
  5. What is your favorite campus event?
    Panther Pride Homecoming, Old Westbury’s annual celebration designed to unite the entire college community.
  6. What is your favorite New York State destination?
    SUNY College at Old Westbury! I have 604 acres to roam around on campus in a quiet atmosphere.
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  8. What do you consider the ideal fan?
    The ideal fans are the ones who show their Panther Pride, even when we are not in the heat of competition. I get excited every time I see Old Westbury gear being worn as I prowl around campus and around town. Then, when our student-athletes are giving their best effort, there is nothing better than seeing our fans respond, making their presence known and always being there for our teams.
  9. What’s it like to be a mascot?
    It’s not easy, but it’s definitely a lot of fun. It takes practice, a big personality and getting used to, especially dealing with the hot and cold climates. Having our cheerleaders around me is always an added bonus.
  10. What do you like to do for fun?
    Interact with Panther Nation! Roam around campus on game day and add another element to our fan base.