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Boko photoThe Bobcat has been the mascot of Texas State University since 1920, when then athletic director Oscar Strahan adopted the name from the recommendation of a committee formed to raise school spirit.

In 1964 the bobcat was given an official name of "Boko" by Beth Greenless, a sophomore from Luling, Texas, who beat out about 100 other students in a "Name the Bobcat" contest, sponsored by Phi Delta Gamma sorority, now Alpha Xi Delta.

Her winning submission earned her a $5 prize and the honor of being the individual who named the Texas State mascot. Boko has twice been named National Mascot Champion.