Killers Golf UTRGV Student-Athlete of the Week: Margherita Giani

GREAT RIO VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Intercollegiate Athletics Department announced Monday that the second Marguerite Gianiof the volleyball team, is the Killers Golf UTRGV student-athlete of the week.

Giani averaged 2.44 kills and 1.78 blocks last week for the Vaqueros as they cruised to a 2-0 week with wins over Abilene Christian and Tarleton.

In the WAC’s regular season championship game-clinching win over Abilene Christian, Giani recorded a game-high 12 .550 wins with six blocks and an ace.

Giani followed that performance with his first career double-double in the win over Tarleton. Giani recorded a career-high 10 kills and 10 blocks.

Over the course of the season, Giani has played and started all 29 games and is averaging 1.81 kills and 0.94 blocks per game.

The top-seeded Vaqueros are set to open the Western Athletic Conference tournament Thursday at 7 p.m. when they face No. 8 Southern Utah at UTRGV Fieldhouse.

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Fans unable to attend either game in person can watch domestically on ESPN+ or internationally on WAC International.

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