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Birath breaks SDSU career digs record

November 5, 2012
Marshall Independent

South Dakota State senior libero Shay Birath, a Marshall High School graduate, recorded 24 digs Sunday to break the Jackrabbits' career digs record, but her team fell 3-1 to the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Birath needed 13 digs to break the record entering the match. She now has 1,941 digs in her career, breaking the mark set by Samantha Pearson, who played for SDSU from 2004-07.

"Congratulations to Shay on achieving such a memorable milestone," SDSU head coach Phil McDaniel said in a press release. "Her dedication and efforts truly allowed her to reach this mark."

Birath and the Jackrabbits fell to 16-12 overall and 8-7 in Summit League action after the loss. With one game left in the regular season - Friday against North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D. - the Jackrabbits remain in contention for a spot in the Summit League tournament.



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