Rolling with the derby girls



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Becca Twait, a sophomore at IU, has been playing as a jammer on the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby team in Bloomington since she joined the team in October. As the jammer, Becca scores points for her team by skating around the track and lapping members of the opposing team. "I like hitting people and going fast," said Twait. "Going fast is what I'm best at." Adam Kiefer Buy Photos

IU Sophomore Becca Twait joined the Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby team in October after being handed a flyer during the IU Involvement Fair in Dunn Meadow. She immediately took a liking to the sport, and soon led her team to a 93 to 81 victory during their first scrimmage in January. Becca plays as a “jammer,” which means she scores points by skating around the track and lapping members of the opposing team. The Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby girls lost the first six games of their season. It wasn’t until the B-Cup tournament, which they hosted in Bloomington on April 19th, that they finally won their first game.

“That’s what made it so much better…that we fought so hard for it, and that it was our first win of the season,” Twait said.

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