It is an exciting time at Albion College: Stockwell Library’s Cutler Commons project has been completed and Briton athletics are benefiting from the installation of artificial turf and a new track surface inside Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium.
Yet one question has lingered over the Albion community – what is a Briton? That was answered at the College’s annual Briton Bash (a fair for students to learn about the organizations they can join to be involved on campus) on August 31 as a new mascot was unveiled. The mascot, selected by the student body last spring, features a British warrior in armor. It can carry a shield and sword and wear a purple and gold cape.
“I’m thrilled to introduce the mascot to the Albion College community,” said Trajan Dubiel, Albion’s director of annual leadership giving. “We have so many established campus traditions and this will fit in nicely.”
While the student body has selected the costume, the work isn’t complete as the mascot’s name is still up for vote. Ace, Albie, Brit, and Rock are some of the names under consideration. Voting details will be announced soon.
In the meantime, the mascot will undergo nearly a month of training before it works its first athletic events during Homecoming on Sept. 24—the Briton football and men’s and women’s soccer teams will all be on campus. Students interested in mascot tryouts should contact Dubiel at .
“The mascot is a great way for Albion to build school spirit,” Athletic Director Matt Arend noted. “In addition to serving as our team’s official leader of school spirit, the mascot will serve as an ambassador for the entire College.”