GALVESTON COLLEGE WHITECAPS
Location: Galveston, TX
Major sports: baseball, softball, volleyball
Comment: Not only is Galveston one of the most interesting cities in the western states, but it’s the island home of one of the coolest-named college sports teams imaginable! As always I’m a sucker for teams whose names reflect the character and history of their region and Whitecaps qualifies on multiple levels. Not only is the word Whitecaps a descriptive term for a type of ocean wave, but it goes deeper than that. During the Texas War of Independence from Mexico in the 1830’s Galveston was the home port of the Texas Navy, and the sailors and marines in that navy were called Whitecaps for short because of their headgear.
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