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Hawk Nominated for 2008 Mascot Hall of Fame
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  08/04/2008

Aug. 4, 2008

PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's Hawk, which has been flapping its wings for over 50 years, has been chosen as one of 11 nominees for induction into the 2008 Class of the Mascot Hall of Fame.

Online voting for the Hall of Fame will begin on August 11 and run through September 12 at www.mascothalloffame.com. Click here for website.

The mascots are divided into two categories for Professional and Collegiate. Among the other Collegiate candidates are Otto from Syracuse University; Sebastian the Ibis from the University of Miami and the Stanford Tree from Stanford University.

The Hawk is one of the most renowned mascots in all of college athletics, as it flaps its wings continuously through every game, signifying the Saint Joseph's motto of "The Hawk Will Never Die".

Started in 2005, the Mascot Hall of Fame was created to recognize the art and skill of great characters, who have entertained many and inspired their teams and communities. Past inductees include the Phillie Phanatic, the Famous Chicken, and the Suns Gorilla.