Sammy Slug
Sammy Slug
Nickname: Sammy
Title: UCSC's Biggest & Slimiest Fan

Sammy the Slug Fun Facts:

Nickname: Sammy, Sammiester
Birthdate: 1986
Birthplace: Redwood Forest
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA
Hobbies: Fans and Sliming Opponents!!
Favorite Website:
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Food: Organic Substances
Favorite Colors: Blue and Gold
Favorite Sport: Any game UCSC plays
Arch Nemesis: Sodium Chloride 

Awards and Recognitions:

  • May 1986, People magazine dedicated a full-page spread to the Santa Cruz Banana Slug movement.
  • 1992, the Santa Cruz Banana Slug was named the nation's top mascot by the National Directory of College Athletics. 
  • Sports Illustrated magazine named the Banana Slug the nation's best college nickname in 1992.
  • California's official state mollusk