NCCU Sports New Era: Men’s Division I Basketball Varsity Officially Formed
|NCCU Men’s Division I basketball varsity”雄鷹” was formed officially on May 12th.|
|2017 is the new era for NCCU in regards of sports development.|
|Chen Tzu-wei expects the team to achieve the first level ranking in the UBA in the following five years.|
NCCU Men’s Division I basketball varsity”雄鷹” was formed officially on May 12th. “Griffins”, the mascot of the team also made its debut simultaneously. President Chow stated that, “It is such an exciting moment and a dream-come-true not only for NCCU but also myself.” Chow indicated that 2017 is the new era for NCCU in regards of sports development, “we expect ‘雄鷹’ to promote the sports culture in Taiwan.” Being the first university for the Pauian college tour, NCCU’ s basketball team “雄鷹” will also challenge the Pu-yuan Basketball team in the 3 on 3 bullfighting on May 19, when the Pu-yuan basketball festival take place.
Serving as the Honorary leader, NCCU’ s alumni, Jiang Fong-nian (姜豐年), is the backstage supporter of the basketball team and expected “雄鷹” to make history. He also expressed his gratitude to President Chow for helping make the basketball dream come true. Jiang also appreciated Li Jhong-shu (李忠恕), Chairman of the Pure-Youth Construction, for letting their star player Chen Tzu-wei (陳子威) to serve at NCCU without hesitation.
Corresponding to the 90th anniversary, the number “90” was chosen to be sported on the first varsity jersey. The main visual design of the mascot was also based on the shape of number “nine” and “zero”, which could be recognized from the Griffin’s head and its mane respectively. The crowned mascot represents expectation of championship while the whole image resembles a torch, symbolizing the inheritance of glory. Additionally, NCCU’ s emblematic color, red, blue, and white are all used to design the mascot. The double “C”s within the name of the school resemble the Griffins’ claws, leading the team to victory in fights.
Chen Tzu-wei, coach of the varsity, stated that he hope the establishment of the varsity could help promote the atmosphere of physical activities. Additionally, he expects the team to achieve the first level ranking in the UBA in the following five years.