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Team Cow Declares Victory In Vote To Change UC Davis Mascot

DAVIS (CBS13) – Team cow has triumphed over team horse at UC Davis.

On Monday, the Cow 4 Mascot campaign declared victory in the vote over whether to change the university's mascot with a 2,532 to 936 tally in favor.

The campaign pushed to unseat Gunrock the Mustang and bring in a bovine instead.

UC Davis students voted on the choice as part of their student elections last week. Voting ended on Saturday.

With the change now approved by undergraduates, the campaign says they will be meeting with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and the school administration.

Some new names have already been thrown out as a replacement for Gunrock, including Bossy the Cow, Agnes, and Hugh Heffer. Keeping the name Gunrock is also a possibility.

If UC Davis follows through with the change, it would be one of the few colleges with a cow mascot (the only other one currently being Williams College's Purple Cow). At least 10 other colleges around the US have a horse as either the mascot or part of it.

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