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Posted: Friday, June 6th 2014 at 7:07am

Cecelia Seiler, owner of 'Uga' mascots dies

By The Associated Press
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SAVANNAH -- The woman who owned the University of Georgia lineage of "Uga" bulldog mascots has died.

UGA President Jere Morehead says Cecelia Seiler died on Thursday in Savannah. Seiler, the wife of Frank "Sonny" Seiler, made a red t-shirt with a black 'G' to fit the couple's first bulldog puppy in 1956.

Uga I was named the official mascot of the university shortly after, and the lineage has remained ever since. ``Russ'' now serves as Uga IX.

Former UGA football coach Vince Dooley says Seiler was the matriarch of the bulldog tradition.
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