UVA students will get their first mascot, a member of a fraternity whose fraternity motto is “All men are created equal” and whose symbol is a “proud” fraternity.
The school said in a press release on Friday that the mascot, named “Jackie,” will be introduced in April.
The mascot, whose name is a play on the word “jackie” and a reference to Jackie Robinson, was inspired by a post on a UVA social media page about Jackie Robinson’s first game as a U.S. player.
The announcement came after students at the university voted for Jackie Robinson Day, a day on which UVA is hosting the U.N.H.C.
The “Jackies” are part of a new group of students at UVA that is “taught in a unique fashion,” the university said in the release.
Jackie Robinson’s “Jacky” is a UVU football player who played in the school’s football and basketball teams.
Jackies “Jackys” are a member, student, or alumni of the UVA football team.
They were inspired by the nickname Jackie Robinson “Jack” from the sports website Deadspin.
They wear the colors of the team and its logo on their chest, and Jackie Robinson is known for his athletic ability and dedication to his community.
The University of Virginia said Jackie Robinson was one of the first African Americans to be named a captain of a college football team in the U, and he is considered a legend in the sport.