Meet Your New Mascot!

Huge news! We are excited to announce FSCJ's new official mascot is the Manta Ray.  

Following extensive research, design and two public voting phases, we are beginning to incorporate the Manta Ray across FSCJ, FSCJ Athletics and the full College community. Merchandise is being ordered and will be available for purchase through campus bookstores and online soon.

 Here's how the Manta Ray came out on top:

  • In October 2023, FSCJ invited the public to vote on their favorite mascots from a list of 25.
  • Close to 9,000 votes and 864 write-in names were received.
  • The list was narrowed down to the top three: Kraken, Manta Ray and Sea Dragon.
  • The public voting window to select the winner was open between January 17 and February 23, 2024, garnering nearly 20,000 votes.
  • The official mascot was announced during the 2024 Commencement Ceremony on May 9.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing how the Manta Ray comes to life!

Uniforms for the College’s athletics teams are in development for the 2024-25 season. A mascot costume is also in the works and a name will be discussed soon. 


FSCJ Manta Rays Logo

Wear with pride!

Shop for Manta Ray Gear

Fun Facts about the Manta Ray

  1. World Manta Ray Day is September 17
  2. Mantas have the largest brain-to-body ratio of any living fish. 
  3. Manta Rays are known as some of the largest megafauna, they can grow to weigh nearly 3,000 pounds with average 23 ft. wingspans, but the average size is about 11 feet. 
  4. Manta can never stop swimming – they must keep moving to keep breathing
  5. Mantas have an average lifespan of 50 years
  6. Their underside markings are unique to the individual – like a person’s fingerprint.
  7. Manta Rays are Classified as endangered
  8. A large group of manta rays is called a “fever.”