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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; 1.) The Husky Introduced: After a student vote in the college newspaper, the Husky was officially chosen, along with the name Jonathan, in 1935. 2.) Behind the Name: The name Jonathan was based off Connecticut hero Jonathan Trumbull, a former ...

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Ten Historical Facts About UConn's Jonathan The Husky

1.) The Husky Introduced: After a student vote in the college newspaper, the Husky was officially chosen, along with the name Jonathan, in 1935.

2.) Behind the Name: The name Jonathan was based off Connecticut hero Jonathan Trumbull, a former Connecticut governor and friend to President George Washington. Every new mascot is now named Johnathan. As of 2012, Johnathan XII serves as the official mascot.

3.) Devastating Car Deaths: The first Johnathan was not the mascot for long. His life was cut short after he got hit by a car. A sad fate that Johnathan VI and X also suffered.

4.) Black & White: The original Husky was a mix of black and white fur. Every Husky after that has been pure white, as is represented by the logos and merchandise.

5.) Real Husky Dogs: Purebred husky dogs are always used to represent UConn. In 1965, the University of Alaska donated Jonathan VII after receiving help from the university during an earthquake.


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