After years of being refereed to simply as “The Griffin”, William & Mary’s mascot will now be known as “Reveley.”
The mascast was renamed last week after the college’s 27th president, W. Taylor Reveley. It was a surprise announcement that came at the end of a gala celebration for Reveley and his wife, Helen.
William & Mary Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge read a proclomation at the announcement:
“The entire Tribe Family — its student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni and fans — join in commending W. Taylor Reveley III on the occasion of his retirement. Therefore, in honor and recognition of his outstanding leadership and his contributions to William & Mary Athletics and the university writ large, the mascot eponymously known as ‘The Griffin’ is forevermore named ‘Reveley!’”
Reveley will be retiring in July after nearly two decades of leadership at William & Mary. Before taking on his presidential role, Reveley served as dean of the law school from 1998-2008.
During his time as president Reveley has welcomed home to the tribe 52 NCAA conference championships. He also ushered in a new curriculum program dubbed “general education” that gives students diverse course exposure over all four years of there college career.
Dr. Katherine Rowe was named William & Mary’s next president earlier this year.