RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The University of Nevada, Reno cheer team and the Associated Student of the University of Nevada (ASUN) are holding a contest to name their new female mascot.
The mascot will be the third addition to the Wolf Pack family as the younger sister of current mascot Wolfie Jr. Any person may vote in the online poll with an active email address. Voters may choose one among six names compiled by a committee of students and faculty, and each name holds some significance to the University or state of Nevada.
-Ellie (named for the first location of the University of Nevada in Elko)
-Frankie Sue (named for the first female student body president)
-Luna (named for the Wolf Pack howling at the moon)
-Mackie (named for the University's largest and earliest donor)
-Sage (named for original Wolf Pack mascot and state flower)
-Sierra (named for Sierra Mountain Range)
The voting polls will be open until midnight on Sept. 21. The result of the vote will be released during halftime of the University’s home football game against Air Force on Sept. 28. That will also be the first time the mascot’s uniform is revealed.
The polls are currently open and can be found at http://nevadawolfshop.com/femalemascot.asp