A Point of Pride


Ben Hilder

While the lion has been Columbia’s mascot since 1910, the current iteration of our leonine representative, Roar-ee, made his debut at the 2005 Homecoming game. Previously called Leo Columbiae, his new name was selected in a name-the-mascot contest; Roar-ee took his place in Columbia Athletics history by beating out alternative suggestions Hamilton, Hudson, K.C. and J.J. — roar, lion, roar!