Lowdy Laker making a splash at Wright State University–Lake Campus

Every campus needs a touch of whimsy and a wave of school spirit, and Wright State University–Lake Campus students have found theirs in the legendary Lowdy Laker. This month, we’re diving into the depths of the myth and magic behind Lowdy Laker, the mascot who has been quietly cheering from the shadows of Grand Lake St. Marys for over a century.

The Legend of Lowdy Laker

Emerging from the murky waters of Grand Lake St. Marys, Lowdy Laker has watched over Wright State University–Lake Campus for decades, witnessing the campus’s growth and transformation. Born on June 1, 1912, Lowdy finally mustered the courage to step into the spotlight, leaving the depths behind to join the vibrant Laker community.

Standing 7-foot-2 and weighing in at 265 pounds, Lowdy is hard to miss and impossible to forget. This colossal, charismatic creature has quickly become an essential figure at campus events, inspiring students to achieve greatness, both academically and athletically.

Diving into the Details: Lowdy’s Fun Facts

Lowdy is more than just a campus legend; he’s a character with quirks and a personality that lights up the Laker community. Here are some fun facts that make Lowdy uniquely entertaining:

  • Favorite Book: Lowdy has a soft spot for the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss and loves reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
  • Favorite Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day is Lowdy’s time to shine. With a love for all things green and gold, it’s no wonder this holiday is a favorite.
  • Favorite Movie: Perhaps it’s a nod to his aquatic roots, but Lowdy’s favorite flick is the iconic Jaws. Cue the suspenseful music!
  • Favorite TV Show: Like many students, Lowdy is hooked on Stranger Things, enjoying the blend of mystery, adventure, and nostalgia.
  • Favorite Song: “Fishin’ in the Dark” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perfectly captures Lowdy’s love for the water and nighttime adventures.
  • Favorite Food: Pumpkin pie is Lowdy’s go-to treat. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or just a regular day, Lowdy can’t resist a slice.
  • Pastime: When he’s not busy being the campus cheerleader, Lowdy loves smashing home runs. His hidden talent in TikTok dances also keeps him connected with students and trending on social media.

A Mascot with a Mission

Lowdy’s design was crafted by the talented team at Street Characters, Inc. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, bringing his mythical persona to life with precision and flair. More than just a figurehead, Lowdy embodies the spirit of Wright State University–Lake Campus, providing motivation and joy to students, staff, and fans alike.

As Lowdy continues to be a beacon of enthusiasm and pride, he reminds us all of the importance of courage, community, and a dash of fun in our academic journeys. Whether he’s leading cheers at a game, appearing in viral TikTok videos, or simply being a friendly face around campus, Lowdy Laker is an indispensable part of the Laker family.

Join the Lowdy Laker Celebration!

Celebrate Lowdy Laker this month by sharing your favorite Lowdy moments on social media using the hashtag #LowdyLaker. Whether it’s a photo, a drawing, or a fun memory, let’s come together to honor this beloved mascot who’s made waves in our hearts and hallways. Read more about Lowdy Laker here: https://lake.wright.edu/about/lowdy-laker

Stay tuned for more updates on our Mascot of the Month series, and get ready to meet more exciting characters from campuses across the country!