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Other Mascots Considered November 3, 2009

Posted by ucisca in Anteaters, mascots, School spirit, University Archives.

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.



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