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UT Volleyball Player Featured in Sports Illustrated

Published: October 12, 2007
University of Tampa volleyball player Margeaux Sinibaldi was featured in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated magazine as the Sunshine State Conference’s all-time leader in digs.

Sinibaldi, a senior English major at UT, was featured in the “Faces in the Crowd” section of the magazine, which profiles notable high school and college athletes from across the nation.

In September, she broke the record for career digs during a game against Rollins College, surpassing the previous record of 1,814. Her current record stands at 1,951 digs.

A native of Venice, Fla., Sinibaldi holds every major defensive record, including those for most digs in a season (606) and greatest career digs per game (5.08).

She previously broke the UT record for career digs in 2006, during a national championship game against North Alabama in which the Lady Spartans captured their first NCAA II title.

In her freshman year, Sinibaldi broke the UT record for digs in a season. As a sophomore, she became the tenth member of the 1,000 dig club at UT.

UT athletes have been featured in the “Faces in the Crowd” section of Sports Illustrated twice before. In 2006, the magazine featured baseball player Lee Cruz and later volleyball player Katelen Dixon, after both teams won national championships.