Fighting Hawks Mascot In The Works

Eric Gefroh, a member of UND’s Student Government leadership team, addresses members of a recently formed UND mascot task force. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

“New name, same tradition.”

That’s been the message around the community in recent months to sum up UND Athletics’ revamped attitude and identity. That is — amid changes, UND is still winning in the classroom and on the playing field.

Now a group of students want to take that vibe to another level by developing an actual Fighting Hawks mascot to be the new public face for UND Athletics. A preliminary task force of student leaders has been meeting in recent weeks to talk about that very goal.

“It’s a very exciting thing,” said Eric Gefroh, a member of UND Student Government and part of the task force. “It’s also good to see that students want to get involved in the process — I think a mascot is good for the entire UND community.”

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