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University of North Carolina - Wilmington Seahawks. Sammy the Seahawk. The nickname was chosen because of the popularity of the Iowa Seahawks, a pre-fight service team coached by former University of Minnesota head coach Bernie Berman. Iowa was known for its excellent athletic teams at the time, and the moniker fit then Wilmington College well because of its proximity to the water.

University of North Carolina - Wilmington Seahawks. Sammy the Seahawk. The nickname was chosen because of the popularity of the Iowa Seahawks, a pre-fight service team coached by former University of Minnesota head coach Bernie Berman. Iowa was known for its excellent athletic teams at the time, and the moniker fit then Wilmington College well because of its proximity to the water.

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