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University of Wisconsin

Bella Donna

Team Biography

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.

City

Madison, WI

Conference

Lake Superior

Region

North Central

College Championship Appearances

1988, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016

Best Finish

T-3rd

Coaches

Amelia Cuarenta, Glenn Poole, Emily Langland

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