By CBS13 Staff

DAVIS (CBS13) — UC Davis students have voted and they want to change the school’s mascot from a horse to a cow.

But it’s not a done deal – at least, not yet.

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Gunrock, the current mascot, has been around for nearly a century. But the group of undergrads behind the Cow4Mascot campaign say a cow will create more school spirit.

“Because with the pandemic, there was a lot of school spirit that I think UC Davis lost because almost half the campus – half the student body – was never on campus. And I think our motivation here was creating something interesting, creating a talking point, something we can all get behind,” said Mick Hashimoto, the Cow4Mascot campaign organizer.

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Students voted on the change as part of their school elections last week. On Monday, the results were announced and more than 70 percent voted in favor of changing from a mustang to a bovine.

After Monday’s results were announced, Congressman John Garamendi gave a tongue-in-cheek endorsement of the change.

“I have herd the calls of UC Davis students and I am happy to support their grass-fed movement. As UC Davis secures its position as the global leader in agricultural research, it must moove on from the old. UCD deserves a new mascot better suited to the world stage; the humble bovine,” Rep. Garamendi wrote.

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The change will now go to alumni for another vote.