New "Speedy Geoduck" mascot unveiled

Contact: Erik Snyder (360) 867-6537
Sports Information Director
The Evergreen State College

February 3, 2006

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Evergreen's basketball teams picked up two more wins tonight and the renowned Evergreen mascot-Speedy Geoduck-was in attendance and sporting a new look.

The redesigned mascot was introduced at halftime of the men's basketball game as the Evergreen Singers belted out a rousing rendition of The Geoduck Fight Song.

Designed by Evergreen student Alice Dietz as part of an individual learning contract, the new Speedy Geoduck was greeted by Evergreen president Les Purce and a standing ovation from the largest crowd to attend an Evergreen basketball game this season.