A new Knight has shown up on Northwood University’s Texas campus. The Knight, which is actually a redesigned graphic rendition of the school’s longtime Knights mascot, will be used in conjunction with not just athletic teams, but across the university.
“We felt we needed a fresher, more aggressive looking Knight – one that has a more college-mascot look and feel,” explained Northwood Athletics Director Jack Allday. “Our new Knight achieves that, with flying colors.”
Most students will get their first look at the new Knight in late August, when the 2013-2014 academic year gets underway. But faculty and staff who have seen the new Knight “really love him,” according to Dean of Students Mike Anguiano.
“This Knight is on-the-move and kind of fierce in appearance – like a Knight should be,” Anguiano said. He added that the Knight has been designed in such a way that he can be used in multiple ways.
Northwood’s redesigned logo is being introduced following a highly successful year in which its baseball team went to the NAIA World Series for the first time in school history. Also, the softball team won the Red River Athletics Conference crown, both men’s and women’s golf teams advanced to the NAIA nationals, both men’s and women’s soccer teams made the conference tournament, and the track team produced an All-American in the shot put.
Northwood also introduced men’s and women’s basketball during the 2012-2013 year, as well as completing plans to join the nationally recognized Sooner Athletics Conference, beginning this fall.
“The new Knight celebrates not just our recent success, but the almost 50-year history of this campus” Allday concluded. “As importantly, he will be the graphic face of Northwood as we continue to move forward.”
The icon was created by Michigan-based graphic designer Brian Oesch, who specializes in developing sports logos for college and professional teams.
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.