Other Mascots Considered November 3, 2009Posted by ucisca in Anteaters, mascots, School spirit, University Archives.
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The Anteater was elected as the official UCI mascot on Monday, November 29, 1965, gaining more student votes than others on the ballot. The ballot results were: Anteater (559 votes); None of these (121 votes); Sea Hawks (113 votes); Centaurs (47 votes); Roadrunners (42 votes); Toros (37 votes); Bison (31 votes); and there were 49 Write-in votes. The options on the ballot were suggested by students through a petition process, where proposed mascots needed to have a minimum of 100 supporting signatures. Prior to this process, the UCI administration had suggested possible mascots, and even went so far as to have a local designer produce these designs for Mariners, Explorers, Toros, Clippers, and Dolphins —
The University of California, Irvine Collection on the Anteater Mascot and Other University Symbols. AS-144. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.