Ewo (Elephant Women) is Tufts’ womxn’s ultimate team. We pride ourselves in always striving to improve while also having fun and supporting one another both on and off the field. There is an A team (Ewo) that plays at a highly competitive level, and after attending nationals the past three seasons, we ended the shortened 2020 season in third place nationally. Some current players and alumni play for various club and professional teams such as Brüte Squad, Siege, Wildcard, League of Shadows, and Portland Rising. We also have a fun-loving B team (Bwo) that is a constant powerhouse in the developmental division.
This is the kind of team that works hard for each other. We can often be found doing extra sprints at the end of practice, laying out in scrimmages, shoveling snow off of our fields, pushing sleds at PeaK Performance, or competing in throwing challenges (especially when we’re bribed with desserts).
At the same time, we’re really just a bunch of Mamma-Mia-singing, dining-hall-lounging, dance-party-having, cuddle-loving goofballs. As if our long practices and workouts weren’t enough quality time, we seem to spend a lot of our free time together too. Just as often as an Ewo can be found on the field or in the gym, we can be found having team dinners, trivia/game nights, studying together, participating in the many whacky, time-honored, frisbee program traditions, or just hanging out with the Bwo and Emen (the men’s team) all over campus. We aggressively care about our teammates, not just as ultimate players, but as friends and as people.
Every member dedicates time and energy to this team, but is passionate and talented in a variety of ways outside of ultimate. Beyond the team itself, we have a core group of coaches with multiple decades of combined experience who are fond of using highly specific metaphors and analogies in their pump-up speeches. Our alumni network, along with their love for this program, remains strong, with many returning for alumni weekend each fall.
This is not only a team, but a lifelong family. We love playing frisbee and we love having fun, but most of all, we love spending time with one another.
A classic pre-game dance party (2018)