Redhawks Primary Logo
The Seattle Redhawks are a longstanding NCAA Division 1 athletic program that has existed since the early 1970s. As such, its primary logo has undergone numerous iterations over the years, each reflecting different aspects of its identity and history as an organization. For any fan of college sports in the Pacific Northwest region, understanding this evolution is essential for appreciating what makes this school unique.
In its earliest days, Seattle's primary logo featured a Native American chief wearing traditional clothing with feathers adorning his headdress and holding up crossed tomahawks to represent strength and courage – two traits that have defined Redhawks athletics ever since. This design was used until 1985, when it was replaced by a more modernized version featuring an abstracted hawk-like figure set against bright red background colors intended to evoke feelings of energy and passion associated with college sports competition at its highest level.
In 2010 yet another change came about as part of Seattle's rebranding efforts; this time, opting for something much simpler yet still eye-catching: A stylized “S” inside a white circle surrounded by four angled lines meant to symbolize wind blowing from all directions representing freedom & power - values which remain central tenets within university culture today even though they may not be immediately apparent on first glance at this particular visual representation!
The most recent iteration occurred just last year (2020) when University officials decided it would be best if they updated their iconic image once again but kept some elements consistent throughout all versions thus far, namely using bold red tones along with strong black outlines outlining shapes like wings or talons depending on how you look at them - both symbols signifying strength & resilience which have become synonymous words associated with being part Seahawks spirit squad member too!
Whether you're a new or old fan alike, there is no denying that these logos tell quite a story about how far Redhawk Athletics have come since 1971 – making them truly unique amongst other teams across the NCAA Division I landscape today!
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2008 - Present
A wordmark “SEATTLE” in red and the letter “U” in black.