I recall when students voted Banana Slug name in


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Posted by mDEVIL! on June 18, 20 at 16:51:01:

In Reply to: U C Santa Cruz fighting Banana Slugs posted by Big Ron on June 18, 20 at 16:18:52:

Mid to late 80s if I recall correctly. I was working on the east coast at the time, DC area, and it as a national story, for laughs.

Of course, they weren't alone in the UC system for "fierce" mascots, like the Anteaters at UCI.

They wee also one two schools nationwide that had no grades back then, the other in Vermont as I recall. Not sure if they do now.

Santa Cruz is a pretty area. I worked in SF just after Loma Prieta, and that area was really devastated by that quake though, if you were there in late 89 into 90 and 91. I think the epicenter was near Santa Cruz.





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