|Circa 1950, the mountain goat served as MSMU's mascot. We have one|
in the Archives thanks to Sister Rose Adrian Peukert, CSJ '54.
In another era, the sign might have said, "Welcome Mountain Goats." All we can say is, thank goodness that mascot didn't stick!
|1956: The collective name for Mount|
teams and students alike was Mountie.
The mascot was donated to us by Sister Rose Adrian Peukert, CSJ, '54. She was a Mountie herself for three years until entering the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1951. With that time frame, we consulted our yearbooks and newspapers to see if there were any mentions of stuffed goats.
|Our friendly Mountie Goat inspects an art |
book in the Porch at Chalon library.
When you think about it, the Mountie Goat was an obvious choice of mascot for the intrepid women who had to make the climb from the bus stop on Sunset Boulevard to the college, back in the days when regular shuttles didn't exist and few students had their own cars.
Beyond the 1950s, the little Mountie Goat didn’t catch on. Once the Doheny Campus became part of the MSMU in 1962, the mountain-oriented mascot didn't work for everyone. In the 1980s, when the Mount started promoting competitive sports, Athena was finally adopted as mascot. The Greek embodiment of bold, intelligent woman truly captured the spirit of the school.