The Shy-Annes originated in 1966 during the time
that Stephen F. Austin was the high school. The team.s founder
was Mr. Jack Briggs and was established under the sponsorship of
Donna Koop. Donna was the first Shy-Anne director.The mascot for
Stephen F. Austin was the Bronco. They contemplated several
drill team names, but the Art teacher, Ms. Edna Dorsey,
suggested to make the mascot a shy looking conservative young
girl dressed in a team uniform. Thus the birth of .Shy-Annes.
(rather than Cheyanne) was born. The Shy-Anne uniforms were
green (Stephen F. Austin.s school color) with white fringe on
the skirt, sleeves and bodice and they wore white hats and
boots. They were similar to the uniforms the Bryan High
Shy-Annes wear today, except they were made of wool.
Kemp High School was another high school in Bryan,
Texas. In 1971 Stephen F. Austin and Kemp High School integrated
and the two high schools were combined to form Bryan High
School. When the new campus (Bryan High School) opened in 1971,
groups of students from both SFA and Kemp High Schools voted on
the new school's name, colors and mascot. They picked the
Vikings because the Pro football team at the time was a
favorite. The drill team decided not to change their name or
symbol. They did change to the blue and white colors however.