|Meet Our Mascot: JEGOS
During summer 2011, Tohono O’odham Community
College asked for mascot suggestions from the
community and then held open voting for the top
choices. The new mascot was announced on
Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the TOCC Basketball
Tipoff at the Baboquivari High School Gymnasium,
when the Men’s Basketball Team was introduced.
Jegos is the windy dust storm that comes before
the monsoon rain. Powerful wind kicks up the
dust, bends trees, and sweeps across the land
before the rain pours down. Jegos represents the
powerful Tohono O’odham Community College
athletes coming your way.
Jegos is a Tohono O’odham word pronounced
something like jug’ ohs with emphasis on the
first syllable. The e makes a short ŭ or schwa ə
sound; the o is a long ō.