Friday, April 20, 2007

Bryn Mawr Unveils New Athletic Logo

After nearly a year of meetings and discussion, the brand new Bryn Mawr athletic logo has finaly arrived. The logo was unveiled last Thursday night, April 12, in Schwartz Gymnasium to a sea of athletes, students and staff members. Acting Director of Athletics Jody Law opened up the festivities with a little history of the department's decision to commission the logo, before introducing seniors Cara Petonic (Track and Field) and Stephanie Wujcik (Lacrosse) to unveil the new logos. Petonic and Wujcik both served on the committee for the new logo.

Law went on to say “A few years ago when Bryn Mawr went from being the 'Mawrters' to the 'Owls,' there was no definitive Owl for our logo. The current college seal has the Athena Owl, but that is not very inspiring for athletics. I felt it was necessary to create an athletic logo to inspire unity and pride in what we do and who we are. So this past fall a focus group was formed to aid in the creation of this new logo. Students and other campus departments helped to define what we wanted to convey and the designer took it from there.”

The Athletics Department provided Hope's Cookies, while members of the Public Affairs staff donated a logo-bearing cake. Several t-shirts and a hooded sweatshirt were given away to audience members, after which an eager crowd pressed forward to buy apparel bearing the new logo from representatives from the Bryn Mawr Bookshop. Items of clothing sporting the new logo are now available online through the Bookshop's Web site.

Source: Press Release

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