‘Hurricanes’ wins team name contest

Published 9:38 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dr. Dan Lufkin, president of Paul D. Camp Community College, announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Hurricanes would be the official name for the college’s new baseball and softball teams.

The Hurricanes won the second round of online community voting, with a total of 386 votes. In second place was the Fighting Lumberjacks with 340 votes, and the Fighting Pinecones finishing third with 79 votes.

“What I’ve enjoyed most about this whole process is the community involvement and engagement,” Lufkin said. “That’s why we did this the way we did. It’s something they [students] can be proud of. When students come to Paul D. Camp they can now say they’re a Hurricane.”

He added that plans to begin renovating Paul D. Camp’s baseball field are already underway, and he hopes that construction will begin by mid-June and be completed by mid to late August in time for the coming fall semester.

“We should have a coach named within the next week; one of their first priorities will be to start on the design and upgrades to the field,” Lufkin said.

Additionally, the college plans to once again involve the community in the design of the team’s logo. The Tidewater News’ graphics staff has agreed to assist with the logo design, and Lufkin said that although he was not certain how it would work yet, there would definitely be some sort of process where people could vote on the final logo choice.