‘Triceratops’ as new mascot
October 2018: In an announcement of prehistoric proportions,
revealed that the Triceratops will serve as the new
Students, staff and alumni chose Triceratops during an online
September poll that attracted nearly 4,000 votes. The
three-horned dinosaur claimed 28 percent of the vote to top five
other mascot options.
With the name in place, a design firm specializing in sports
branding will now work with the Tri-C community to create a
mascot and logo for the College and its athletic teams. A
design will be unveiled in December.
With “Tri-C” built into its name, Triceratops seems ideally
suited to represent the College. The stout and imposing dinosaur
serves as a formidable yet likeable creature that will be unique
among school mascots.
Tri-C has competed as the Challengers for many years. (That name
finished fourth in the online poll.) Voters also considered
Blizzard, Coyotes, Jazz and Tridents.
The mascot options were created based on branding and design
possibilities, local ties, and fit.