All-American Twirling Team
This team originated with the first majorette line in the “All-American” Marching Band. These twirlers are featured through synchronization and intricate exchanges during performances. In 1939, Paul Spotts Emrick opened the band to women because he felt there weren’t enough activities for women on campus. Emrick allowed them to march and twirl, but they weren’t able to play instruments in the band. That, of course, changed with time, but the majorette tradition continues still today.
The Purdue Twirlers hold many National Titles: 2017 Collegiate Halftime Champions, 2017 Grand National Collegiate Halftime Show Team Champions, 2019 Grand National Collegiate Halftime Show Team Champions, 2020 Twirl Mania Collegiate Classic Team Champions, and the 2022 Grand national Collegiate Halftime Show Team Champions!
The All-American Twirling Team members are senior Caroline Hawkins, junior Jack Matthew, sophomores Emma Alexander and Clara Berg, and freshman Lili Breunig, Anna Hardesty and Dallas Ingle.