Marquette Athletics is introducing “Iggy” as the name for the official golden eagle mascot, the department announced Monday afternoon.
Named after St. Ignatius of Loyola, Iggy will continue to represent Marquette at competitions and various campus events in alignment with the university’s Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
Other institutions with the same mascot name include Loyola Marymount (Lion), University of Scranton (Wolf) and Loyola Maryland (Greyhound).
- The only change being made to the golden eagle costume will be the addition of “Iggy” to the back of jerseys worn at athletic competitions by the mascot.
- To begin, the updated mascot graphics will be utilized in licensing through the Marquette Spirit Shop and by the Athletics Marketing Department in support of Kid’s Club programming.
- In the future, graphics may be utilized by the department’s varsity programs and across campus as an athletics secondary mark. The Marquette monogram will continue to be the department’s primary logo.