By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

This waymark has been archived.
"True Grit"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 39° 15.180 W 076° 42.789
18S E 352180 N 4346251
Quick Description: True Grit is the Mascot of UMBC and stands proud as he sits where everystudent sees him when walking in the Auditorium.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:00:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM3G8K
Views: 38

Long Description:
True Grit is the name of the mascot at UMBC. True Grit appears in two forms: Both as a statue in front of the Retriever Activities Center of a Chesapeake Bay retriever and as a costumed mascot, an anthropomorphized Chesapeake Bay retriever. The latter can typically be seen in attire of whatever sport he is currently attending; this is most often basketball or lacrosse.

The Chesapeake Bay retriever is the state dog of Maryland and has been the mascot of UMBC since weeks after its founding in 1966. The costumed mascot was alternately known as "Fever the Retriever" in the late 1990s. The University also once had a live mascot, upon whom the True Grit statue is based, named Campus Sam.

The costumed mascot has been fairly consistent throughout the years, with one notable exception. At convocation at the beginning of the 2002-2003 academic year, a new mascot costume was unveiled that was quite different from the previous costume. This mascot was active throughout the rest of the school year, but following that year a familiar-looking mascot returned--the new costume was similar to the first edition with a slightly darker brown coat.
Breed: Golden Retriever

Date Built: 1987/12/07

Visit Instructions:
When logging waymarks posted to this category, please provide a photo that you have personally taken of the statue with you and your GPS to show you have visited the waymark.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Dog Statues
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
czar7 visited "True Grit" 1/18/2011 czar7 visited it
Searcher28 visited "True Grit" 9/25/2009 Searcher28 visited it

View all visits/logs