Bella Donna is UW-Madison’s premiere team that competes regularly in the North Central Region and around the country. Bella has seen the national D-I College Championships numerous times. The team is comprised of freshmen to graduate students.
Atropa belladonna, better known as Deadly Nightshade, is a poisonous plant from which the team has derived their name. The plant has a history of use as a medicine, cosmetic and poison. The name “bella donna” is derived from Italian and means “beautiful woman” because the herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive.
Bella Donna Love: The love of ultimate. The love of the team.
College Championship Appearances
1988, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016
Amelia Cuarenta, Glenn Poole, Emily Langland