December 8, 2010

Did you know that Peruna VI was SMU’s longest-reigning stallion, serving 21 years from 1965-86? Or that Peruna I traveled to New York City for the SMU football game against Fordham University and used a cab to get around town?

These and other little-known facts are highlighted in a recently published coloring book featuring a history of SMU’s lovable mascot. On sale at the SMU Bookstore for $7, the coloring book was illustrated by Bart Wendel, brother of alumna Judith Banes ’69, ’76, director of Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports and unofficial “ godmother” to Peruna (she sews the blankets that he wears at athletics events).

Funds from the books’ sales will go to the Culwell Family Peruna Endowment, which supports the care and feeding of SMU’s mascot.