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Northeast introduces new version of Jazzy

Northeast introduces new version of Jazzy

NORFOLK, Neb. – The Cox Activities Center was filled with anticipation recently at Northeast Community College. Not only did the Northeast volleyball team defeat nationally ranked Hawkeye Community College in three sets, but a new version of the college’s athletic mascot, Jazzy, was introduced to fans.

The lovable and energetic mascot of Northeast debuted between the second and third sets, with the announcer reminding all those in the gymnasium of the magnitude of the moment, telling them they were “witnessing history.”
Bolstered by the play of the team, the sizable crowd responded with noise and cheers.

Jerrett Mills, athletic director, said Northeast has entered an era when it is building determination, confidence and the legacy of its athletic teams.

“We wanted to introduce a new Jazzy to a new generation of Northeast Community College student athletes. We think he reflects that,” Mills said.

The new Jazzy strutted out after bursting through a banner and cloud of smoke and giving high-fives to students, faculty and fans of all ages as he circled around the court and playing to the crowd.
Mills said the new Jazzy was designed by the marketing team and might look a little fiercer.

“We wanted something that stood for our generation of athletes today and how they compete on the court, and in the field and in the classroom. They’re fierce, they’re determined, and they’re motivated to do whatever they do next in life.”
Mills said there are a select number of individuals who help being the mascot, but the athletic department is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual who could portray everything the mascot stands for.

Prior to the game, Northeast students, faculty, staff and fans were treated to a tailgating party at the nearby Paradise Courtyard.