On April 6, 2010, William & Mary announced the new Tribe mascot, the Griffin—a mythical creature with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion.
The Griffin aptly symbolizes our Tribe athletes. The lion's strength and the eagle's vision suggest the union of strength with intelligence that characterizes more than 500 Tribe athletes, who compete on 23 Division I teams, while simultaneously thriving in a rigorous academic program that has no place to hide.
Throughout history, the Griffin has been known as a guardian of treasure. Our mascot, the Griffin, stands watch over William & Mary — the alma mater of a nation, cherished by generations of her sons and daughters.