Sad 'Nova piccolo girl was in SI before she was famous

Friday March 27th, 2015

Roxanne Chalifoux, better known as the crying Villanova piccolo girl, has been the meme of March Madness so far, as she struggled to play along with the band while the one-seeded Wildcats fell in the second round to NC State.

Rob Gronkowski twerking on a boat in Miami

Since rising to internet fame, she has gotten to appear on The Tonight Show and countless highlight shows, but here at Sports Illustrated, we were truly ahead of the trend, as Chalifoux appeared in the March 16, 2015, NCAA tournament preview issue.

Roxanne Chalifoux is in the bottom left of the photo.
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A close up of Chalifoux.
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Ohio State showing off massive championship rings

Granted she is slightly out of focus and nearly out of frame, but here at SI we can say we knew her when she was just another face in the crowd.

[H/T Paint Touches]

Brendan Maloy

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