Seahawk mascot wore a simple feathery suit and baseball hat (Seahawk newspaper, Jan. 25, 1980).
Seahawk sported a UNCW tank top and sailor’s cap in green and gold. (UNCW Today, Fall 1986).
UNCW added navy blue, helping to distinguish UNCW from other collegiate athletic teams in green and gold--especially conference rivals James Madison University and the College of William and Mary (Seahawk, Aug. 20, 1992).
"Sammy C. Hawk" won in a student contest to officially rename the mascot. (Seahawk, Nov. 18, 2004).
The Student Government Association joined Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo and other university officials to recognize teal as UNCW's main official color. (Teal Day).