Emmitsburg, Md. (June 26, 2013) – When Mount alumni from far and wide made the journey back to their alma mater for the 2013 Winter Homecoming, they were greeted by the newest member of the Mount family: Emmit S. Burg. Debuting at the basketball games on Feb. 2, the arrival of the new Mount St. Mary's mascot checks in at No. 19 on our countdown of the 2012-13 Top 20 Moments.
For the first time in a decade, the Mount athletic department featured a mascot to help enhance the fan experience at home games.
In addition to the buzz surrounding Emmit S. Burg, the men's basketball team delivered a 91-82 victory over Sacred Heart behind a career-high 35 points from Rashad Whack. Mount fans packed Knott Arena in the biggest home crowd of the season with 2,006 in attendance.
The victory moved the Mount to 9-12, surpassing the 2011-12 win total of eight with nine games remaining on the regular season slate. The team went on to finish 18-14 with two NEC Tournament victories and was one win shy of claiming an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Emmit proved to be a loyal supporter of the Mountaineers, even making the trip to Brooklyn, N.Y. for the men's basketball NEC Championship game against LIU Brooklyn as well as women's basketball's NEC Quarterfinal matchup at Monmouth.
Check out a photo gallery of Emmit's first game HERE
Below are videos about the Mount's mascot. The first is a compilation of commercials leading up to his arrival. The second is Emmit's unveiling at the Feb. 2 men's basketball game against Sacred Heart.
Emmit S. Burg Commercials
Emmit S. Burg's Grand Entrance
Throughout the summer, the athletic department will recap the top 20 moments of the 2012-13 season. Fans can follow along on MountAthletics.com and through social media (Facebook / Twitter). Use the hashtag #MountTop20 to give us your thoughts on the top 20.
20. Alicia Mirando Scores Twice to Beat FDU, Continues Mount's Strong Season
19. Emmit S. Burg Arrives on Campus
18. June 28, 2013
17. July 1, 2013
16. July 3, 2013
15. July 5, 2013
14. July 8, 2013
13. July 10, 2013
12. July 12, 2013
11. July 15, 2013
10. July 17, 2013
9. July 19, 2013
8. July 22, 2013
7. July 24, 2013
6. July 26, 2013
5. July 29, 2013
4. July 31, 2013
3. August 2, 2013
2. August 5, 2013
1. August 7, 2013