Lehigh Mascot Mountain Hawk Clutch
The Mountain Hawk Mascot
In November 1995, the Lehigh Student Senate and the Department of Athletics jointly introduce Lehigh's first-ever athletics mascot, the Mountain Hawk, and added "Mountain Hawk" as an athletics nickname. At that same time, the university unveiled a new graphic identity to include a primary logo (Lehigh with the Mountain Hawk in the background) and a secondary logo (L-Hawk).
On November 19, 2008 (13 years after its creation) the Mountain Hawk mascot was bestowed the name CLUTCH. A popular addition to the sidelines of Goodman Stadium, Stabler Arena and the Ulrich Sports Complex, CLUTCH also makes numerous appearances at functions around the Lehigh Valley.
Presently, the university refers to all its current athletics teams as Mountain Hawks. To preserve Lehigh's athletics history and tradition, the university continues to use the nicknames "Brown andWhite" and "Engineers" when referring to Lehigh athletics teams of the past, and in particular those teams prior to 1996. It continues to list all three nicknames in its recruiting guides, reflecting the historical nature of the information within, as well as the importance history and tradition plays in recruiting the top student-athletes to Lehigh.
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