Libero Caitlyn Cooney became the 19th UTA player to join the 1,000-dig club this past weekend.
Season tickets are $40 for all 17 home matches at College Park Center. Single game tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for UTA students.
"Her personality struck me as a great fit for us," UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour said. "She's young, but the way she carried herself and her familiarity with the conference are good fits for us."
Szypulski played for Sun Belt Conference member Arkansas State from 2010-2013. Her senior season ended early after suffering an injury. Despite the setback, Szypulski made the most of her final year at A-State by moving into a student-coach role.
In her senior season, she recorded a season-high five kills against Georgia Southern before the injury. As a redshirt sophomore, Szypulski appeared in 19 matches and registered 12 starts. She was sixth on the team with 138 kills and had season-high in kills with 16 against UALR at home. She recorded 76 digs, 18 blocks, 10 assists and five service aces.
As a redshirt freshman, Szypulski set a career-highs in kills, attacks, attacking percentage, assists, aces and blocks in 2011. She ranked third on the team with 284 kills and set a career-high with 18 kills against North Texas in November. Szypulski was named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll. Szypulski played in six matches as a true freshman before receiving a medical redshirt. In those six matches she raked up 34 digs, including a season-high 11 vs. Lamar, 25 kills with a season-high 10 also coming against Lamar.
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