In 2007, A Team Named Wanda was founded by RPI student, Jennie Stewart. She organized a small group of excited ladies, nearly making it to regionals. In 2015, A Team Named Wanda was rebranded as Strut, playing off of the men’s team called TRUDGE, and was signified by a red heel. When we had enough people, we would scrimmage at practices and travel to tournaments to learn more. Our cuts became sharper, our handlers became handlier and we pushed ourselves to play better. As our numbers grew, we brought in RPI alumni, Garrett Clay, as a coach. Since then, he has helped facilitate our growth as a team. Our program started out small, but over the past decade Strut has gone from a team of seven players who could barely compete at sectionals to a squad of nearly 20 women ready to compete at Nationals.
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