By Kaitlyn Kowalski-Gonzalez ESPN Staff WriterAuburn has never lost the ability to shock the country with its female athletes.
But the Ducks have lost some of that luster in recent years with a female bluebird.
The team’s most recognizable player, Bluebird, has had her name attached to a number of male athletes’ jerseys.
The jersey is on display at the Auburn women’s basketball team’s game against Georgia Southern on Thursday.
The Bluebird jersey is also on display in a women’s men’s basketball jersey at the game.
The jersey was created by Auburn’s Women’s Basketball Association (WBA) to honor female athletes and their accomplishments.
Auburn’s first female player was named after a Bluebird and the team’s mascot is named after the bluebird and its trademark.
AubURN’S MAMMOThe bluebird is one of the most recognizable mascots in all of college sports.
It was a member of the NCAA championship teams from 1988 to 1993 and has been the official mascot of Auburn women for over 20 years.
In 2014, Auburn’s women’s team went 3-0 in games against Georgia and Southern.
The mascot was the mascot of the Auburn Tigers women’s baseball team from 2003 to 2012.
In 2018, the team named the mascot Bluebird for its first game against Alabama.
Bluebird’s nickname came from an article by The Daily Beast in 1997, when a young man named Robert Tarrant created the first known mascot, a red and white bluebird named Bluebird.
Tarrant said that he used the mascot as inspiration for his creation, as a way to show support for the Tigers’ women’s program.
Tarrants name was taken from the first chapter of the novel The Jungle Book.TARRANT’S PENETRATIONBLUEBANGER’S FIRST GAME AGAINST ALABAMA In 2007, the Auburn men’s baseball program took the field for the first time against Alabama, winning the series 3-1.
The Crimson Tide came to town for the game with a 5-0 record.
The Tigers led the series 2-1 at the time, but Alabama came back to win the next two games to tie the series and set up a showdown in Auburn.
Auburn went on to win its first three games of the season, with the Crimson Tide winning four of them.
In 2009, BlueBird became the first Auburn player to be named the National Honor Society’s Female Athlete of the Year.
In 2010, BlueBirds first-ever win came over Florida.
In 2011, Bluebirds first win came in the first game of the 2011 SEC Tournament against Florida State, beating the Seminoles 5-3.
The Auburn Tigers finished the season ranked No. 13 in the country and were the defending national champions.
BlueBengals next win came against Florida Atlantic in 2012, but was held to a run scoreless game.
In 2012, Blue Birds first win in a rivalry game came against Arkansas in Auburn’s inaugural game against Arkansas State.
BlueBird had a 4-0 win.
In 2015, the Tigers beat Arkansas State in the inaugural game of their inaugural season.
Bluebirds final win came on a 2-0 score in the second quarter.
In 2016, the Bluebird defeated the defending champions Auburn at the end of the year to become the first women’s school to win an SEC championship.
In 2017, Blue Bird became the second Auburn player in school history to be voted into the College Football Hall of Fame, joining Hall of Famer, Bob Stadler.
The team also won the 2015 National Championship.
In 2019, Blue bird became the only Auburn player, along with former Auburn quarterback, Nick Marshall, to win a national championship.