Newberry entered the Southern Conference Tournament needing 61 digs to break the 2004 record of 924 set by
It is far from the first major record for Newberry, and certainly not the first one this season. In 2007 she has broken numerous
During the season she recorded 20 digs or more 26 times, including 14 times with 30 or more and four times with 40 or more digs, including 45 twice. Those performances came against Georgia State on August 24 and then against the College of Charleston on October 9 and were within one of tying the Lady Mocs single-match record of 46 set by Hunter on October 15, 1991. Overall, Newberry recorded double-digit digs in 32 of 33 matches this season.
In addition to her many records from this season, Newberry also currently leads the NCAA in digs per game with an average of 7.19 and has led the nation all season long in that category.
With one season of eligibility remaining, Newberry is currently 392 digs away from surpassing the NCAA’s All-Time Modern Era Digs Record and will likely accomplish that feat in the first half of the 2008 season. That mark is currently held by Paula Gentil who recorded 2,791 digs from 2002-05 for
The Modern Era Record for Digs began in 2004 when the NCAA switched over to a 30-point format with unlimited libero substitutions. This distinction allows the accomplishments of players that competed prior to this time to remain intact while recognizing the achievements of players currently competing under the current standards. For more information on this and other records, please consult the 2007 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Record Book.