‘Grizz Lee Bear’ is the name chosen for Bevill State mascot

By ED HOWELL, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 6/6/17

The name is Bear — Grizz Lee Bear.

Bevill State Community College announced Monday the new name of the school’s mascot after an online vote was held recently.

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‘Grizz Lee Bear’ is the name chosen for Bevill State mascot

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The name is Bear — Grizz Lee Bear.

Bevill State Community College announced Monday the new name of the school’s mascot after an online vote was held recently.

College spokeswoman Tana L. Collins said Monday in an email, “The Bevill State Bears mascot finally has a name. After a close vote, the winner is GRIZZ LEE BEAR.” 

Collins said recently, “The new Bevill State bear mascot will be representative of the entire Bevill State Community College system.” 

The face of the bear was picked by a vote of 70 percent in February, after online voting was held.

The logo is being timed to the reintroduction to this fall for sports teams on the Bevill campuses, including women’s softball in Sumiton and men’s basketball in Jasper.

Posts were made on the school’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and allowed the public to make suggestions for names.

“We took the top selections and reviewed those with the athletics advising committee and made the selections,” she said in April.

Other choices that were considered were Beauregard Bevill Bear (B3), Ted E. Bear and Victor E. Bear.

A runoff was held last month between Grizz Lee Bear and Beauregard Bevill Bear, with entries taken until May 31.