By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roxanne, a senior in Villanova’s band, couldn’t hold back the tears after her team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday evening. Roxanne was embarrassed upon being shown crying on the jumbo-tron because her father was in the crowd.
She didn’t realize her dad would be the least of her concerns, as Roxanne would instantly become an internet sensation known as the ‘Crying Piccolo Girl’ or ‘March Sadness’.
“I can’t even explain it,” Roxanne said Monday on Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show. “I think it’s like such a silly video and then that everyone just thinks it’s hysterical. People made it memes, people put Joe Biden with me. Oh my gosh, how can you miss it? I’ve just been taking it in good spirits. It doesn’t bother me, I think it’s funny.”
Listen: Roxanne on the 94WIP Morning Show
Roxanne explained how Nova’s Round-of-32 loss was more devastating than usual, because it was her final game as a student.
“It was heartbreaking,” Roxanne said. “I’m a senior in the band, so I knew that was my very last game. It’s just so easy to get emotional especially being a senior, that just changed the game for me, knowing it was my last game.”