"I love the history of angels," said Meredith Roberson, captain of the tennis team and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. "But our sports are so up-and-coming ... we need something more competitive."
Having competed against many different schools and a variety of mascots, I know how important they can be to their communities. I've always been interested in the history behind why a certain team or school acquired their mascot. I did a little research to come up with some of the more unique mascots in sports that I believe are worth sharing:
- UC-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
- Freeport Pretzels
- Lansing Lugnuts
- Toledo Mud Hens
- Albuquerque Isotopes
- Savannah Sandgnats
- Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes
What's the most unique team name you have heard of or encountered, from any level, in your sports experience?