Riverbat

Riverbats | Austin Community College

ACC is Home of the Riverbats

Austin Community College mascot R.B. the Riverbat poses for a portrait on Saturday, November 13, 2010.

Meet R.B. the Riverbat, Austin Community College's official mascot. The Riverbat is a vibrant representation of the college and the many communities we serve across Central Texas.

It is our hope that through the Riverbat, every student, alum, friend, and supporter will cultivate a strengthened connection to ACC's mission, values, and commitment to building a college-going culture.

Take a few minutes to learn about the Riverbat - ACC's symbol of excellence, pride, determination, and spirit.

And don't forget to say hello and take a photo the next time you see R.B. in the community.

What's his name?

R.B. Bbhoggawact is the official name of the ACC Riverbat. Bbhoggawact is an acronym (minus the vowels) for the college's eight-county service area - Bastrop, Blanco, Hays, Gillespie, Gonzales, Williamson, Caldwell, and Travis.

R.B. Bbhoggawact is quite a mouthful, so you can just call him R.B.

Wait a second. What's a Riverbat?

A Riverbat is ACC's very own kind of bat. The "River" component speaks to the many rivers that run throughout our region, and bats are synonymous with Central Texas. They're intelligent and resourceful; bats also provide important services to the community and have the ability to soar high, just like our students and graduates.

Who/what does he represent?

R.B. Bbhoggawact represents the essence of the ACC mission and values. He's the symbol that unifies all of our campuses, people, and communities. He's a symbol of inspiration, pride, tradition, and resolve.