Pasco-Hernando State College Volume XL, Issue II - Fall 2017 - Page 15

P asco-Hernando State College students, faculty and staff embraced the spirit of the Bobcat during Welcome Week in August. “The Bobcat conveys bold confidence, loyalty, and courage —all characteristics that we value at the College and in our student athletes,” said Steve Winterling, PHSC’s Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, who helped orchestrate the search for a mascot. The Bobcat replaces the College’s long-time mascot, Conquor the Conquistador, who retired last spring. Though a clear winner over Coyotes, Cubs, Golden Eagles, Rangers and Suns when open voting concluded last February, selecting the Bobcat as a mascot successor was only the beginning of the long road to implementing the new mascot into the PHSC culture. FALL 2017 15