6 Finalists in South Dakota State Mascot Naming Contest
by Associated Press
October 20, 2010 1:08 PM
The South Dakota State University Alumni Association has named six finalists in its contest to name the
school's Jackrabbit mascot.
They are Jack, Dakota Jack, Jax, JR, Stater and Briggs. Briggs would honor former SDSU President Hilton Briggs or alumnus Stephen Briggs, who invented the Briggs and Stratton engine.
The Jackrabbit has been SDSU's mascot for more than a century but has never had a name. The Alumni Association says nearly 900 suggestions were submitted by Sunday's deadline.
Voting can be done at www.statealum.com
until Oct. 31. The winning name will be revealed Nov. 12.