Jaguar Athletics and all 13 NCAA championship teams will compete as Augusta University for the 2015-16 seasons, Director of Athletics Clint Bryant announced on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents changed the name Georgia Regents University to Augusta University on Tuesday, Sept. 15. See the press release here.
“Jaguar Nation and its fan base are excited about the name,” Director of Athletics Clint Bryant said. “This is an opportunity to bring us back together as a united front and provide our teams, student-athletes, and coaches the kind of support that is in the best interest of Augusta University. We are overjoyed with excitement to be able to compete as Augusta University this season.”
After more research through the NCAA, a name change can be done immediately. In the 2012-13 academic year when the university consolidated from Augusta State University to Georgia Regents University in January 2013, the Jaguars competed as Augusta State for the entire 2012-13 seasons. Since this change is solely a name change and not a consolidation of two universities, the Jags will be able to compete as the Augusta University Jaguars.
The Jaguars will continue to use the jaguar-head logo as the primary athletics logo.
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