Stormy Petrel voted Best Mascot in Southern Athletic Association

In a landslide victory, the Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels won an online poll from the Southern Athletic Association to be named Best Mascot in the SAA.

This is not the first time the Stormy Petrel has been recognized as one of the best mascots in the country. Last year, Oglethorpe made the Final Four of Sports Illustrated’s Campus Rush Great Mascot Debate.

Our Mascot: the Stormy Petrel

Oglethorpe University’s mascot is the Stormy Petrel, affectionately called “Petey” by our students. It is said that the stormy petrel is the inspiration for Oglethorpe’s motto: Nescit Cedere, translated as “He does not know how to give up.” Why a Stormy Petrel?

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