The Cedarville University Yellow Jackets have a time-honored athletic heritage whose teams routinely compete at a national level. As of the 2010-2011, the Yellow Jackets are moving up from NAIA to NCAA Div II, allowing them to compete at a higher level, bringing with it, more regional and national exposure.
The old yellow Jacket was getting tired. Aside from the technical issues that came with printing and consistency it really looked like the same "bee, hornet, or wasp" employed by high schools and colleges around the country. It wasn't memorable and didn't represent the excellence and tradition for which Cedarville Athletics were known.
The result was better than anticipated. After rounds of revisions and tweaks, working with feedback from the coaches, athletic director and communications department, a new mascot was born. Along with the mascot there are multiple custom type treatment and lockups. The new mascot can be easily reproduced from full-color to one-color applications. Go Jackets!