Alec Kerr has been selected as the Saint Joseph’s University Hawk mascot for the upcoming 2019-20 men’s basketball season, it was announced today. He becomes the 40th student to represent SJU in one of college basketball’s most legendary traditions.

Kerr, from Broomall, Pa. and Cardinal O’Hara High School, has been a member of the Saint Joseph’s golf team for the past three seasons. He has also served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has been a participant in the Everyday Champions program.

The rising senior is a business administration major, with a minor in criminal justice.  

“Alec is the first Hawk in almost 40 years to be both a varsity student-athlete and the University mascot. His school spirit and sense of community are infectious. And at 6-foot-7, he’s certainly our tallest Hawk ever. We are delighted Alec has accepted this role for the 2019-20 season,” said Joe Lunardi, SJU’s director of marketing.

The Hawk mascot, which has been in existence for 63 seasons, is best known for staying in constant motion by flapping its wings throughout every basketball game and representing Saint Joseph’s motto, “The Hawk Will Never Die”.