The Golden Girl

Purdue University’s Golden Girl ranks among the nation’s best twirlers at the top of her art form. Olivia Zugai from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the 29th Golden Girl. Olivia serves as a leader of the “All-American” Marching Band as well as an ambassador for Purdue University. Olivia is a senior studying Chemical Engineering.

Recognized nationally for her unique talents, this coveted position has roots going back to the early history of Purdue Bands in 1954 when Lenny Dawson, star Boilermaker quarterback, was named “Golden Boy.” The band’s star twirler of course earned the title “Golden Girl.”

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