Rip is in the Finals! – CGCC



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Rip is in the Finals!

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It’s been three weeks since SUNY Mascot Madness started … and Rip Van Winkle is still in it to win it. 

SUNY Mascot Madness tournament – a competition to crown New York’s favorite college mascot, invited 36 mascots from various SUNY campuses to compete, bracket-style, for the title of 2018 Mascot of the Year. C-GCC’s mascot Rip has bested 34 of them, and voting in the Final Round begins at noon on Monday, April 2, and will continue until Wednesday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Votes may be cast at the official SUNY Mascot Madness web page, and C-GCC will be posting links to the voting page on its website and social media channels throughout the competition.

Rip Van Winkle leads C-GCC’s athletic teams, the Twins, and serves as a symbol of the twin counties of Columbia and Greene and the Catskill mountain range that connects them. His legend began with a short story written in 1819 by Washington Irving, in which he fell into an enchanted sleep for 20 years, after playing a game of nine-pin with the ghosts of Captain Henry Hudson.


mascot rip van winkle at Olana

Vote Now in the Finals!


Vote for Rip via this link: every 24-hours between Monday, April 2, 12:00 p.m. – Wednesday, April 4, 1:00 p.m. You may vote once per email address, so dust off those old ‘spam account’ emails!

You must confirm your vote in your email – the message will be from PollDaddy – or it won’t be counted.

Please share this page or any of our social media content surrounding Mascot Madness in your email or on your social media networks as you see fit!

About C-GCC

Columbia-Greene Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, is a comprehensive two-year college offering a variety of transfer and career programs leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Studies degrees, as well as one-year certificate programs and specialized courses geared toward community interest. C-GCC was recently ranked in 27th of 728 community colleges in the U.S. by, using data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics, Council for Community and Economic Research, and College Measures.