Thoroughly modern filly
The Broncos became personified in 1976, when Kim (Malley) Belotti ’79 made a papier-mâché horse head to wear to a basketball game. Her dad, Santa Clara Athletic Director Pat Malley ’53, loved the new mascot.
Benny the Bronco, as she was named at the time, went on hiatus when Belotti graduated. But Suzy (Pollack) Loftus ’96 picked up reigns, donning a new costume and rechristened the horse Bucky.