Testudo, Johns Hopkins’ Jay bobbleheads unveiled by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame By Sean Welsh
Two of Maryland’s top mascots are bouncing their way to fame.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum this week unveiled two bobbleheads commemorating collegiate sports champions in Maryland — the Terps’ men’s basketball team and Johns Hopkins’ men’s lacrosse.
The bobblehead featuring Testudo — the Maryland mascot — recognizes the school’s 2002 NCAA men’s basketball championship. The Terps mascot stands with arms in the air and the trophy at its feet, with the school logo as a backdrop.
The bobblehead featuring Jay — the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays bird — includes a lacrosse-stick-wielding mascot surrounded by nine NCAA championship trophies. The Blue Jays most recently won in 2007 and trail only Syracuse’s 10 NCAA Division I championships in the sport. But Hopkins has won a total of 44 national championships in the sport, dating to 1891, making the Baltimore school the most storied program in the sport.