You can find our first Shasta gallery here. In 1946, the Cougar mascot was officially adopted by the University although it had been in use for nearly 20 years. Alpha Phi Omega raised the money to buy an official mascot and held a contest to name her. Student Joe Randol submitted Shasta and the rest is history. Click through the photos to learn more. Cougar HistoryCougarHistory.com is our way to tell the story of the Houston Cougars. We strive to explore and preserve UH history through stories, photos, and oral histories.
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