Freddie & Frieda

           

APPLY TODAY

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

Qualifications to be Freddie or Frieda:

  •     You must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA,
  •     Be in good standing with the university,
  •     Be an undergraduate student (sophomore, junior, or senior)
  •     Be a full-time student in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

A completed application must be submitted no later than Friday, March 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm.

If selected for an interview, you must be able to participate in an in-person interview process.  We encourage current students who hold first year, sophomore, or junior status apply to be Freddie or Frieda.  

Request the Mascots:

Please email (thebirds@bgsu.edu) Freddie and Frieda to request their presence at an event or experience. Typically, requests must be made two weeks prior to the scheduled event.  Freddie and Frieda are only able to stay at events for up to one hour. 

Please include the following information in your email information about the event:

  • Name of the event
  • Description of event
  • Organization planning event
  • Location/address of event
  • Date of event
  • Time requested for the mascots to be present
  • Are you requesting both Freddie and Frieda, Frieda, or Freddie

To help pay for travel expenses, there is a cost for off-campus and non-university events:  Private Events (i.e. weddings and for profit events) are $100 per mascot plus mileage and Non-Profit Community Events are $50 per mascot plus mileage.

Advisor Contact Information
Jacob E. Clemens, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Students
419-372-9623
clemenj@bgsu.edu

Bowling Green Falcon Mascots

Freddie and Frieda welcome you to their website!
This site is specially dedicated to our mascot and to pay tribute to their endless BGSU Falcon spirit.

Email: thebirds@bgsu.edu     Phone: (419)-372-9623

The Falcon

Until 1927, Bowling Green State University was referred to as Bowling Green Normal College, for its teacher training curriculum. The school's nickname was "The Normals." That year a man named Ivan "Doc" Lake, who was a distinguished 1923 graduate of the university, and active athletics booster, suggested that the university needed a new nickname. Doc Lake, then a sports reporter for the local Sentinel Tribune newspaper, had just finished reading an article about falconry. He suggested the university rename its nickname and mascot, "The Falcons." He felt the bird was a fierce fighter with speed and courage. Doc Lake's suggestion of "The Falcons" met with instant general approval by members of the university. In fact, in 1955 the U.S. Air Force would also adopt the falcon as their mascot at the academy in Colorado Springs, Co.