K-State senior rower dies of sudden illness

Published: Oct. 28, 2018 at 3:22 PM CDT
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Kansas State University is mourning the loss of a student-athlete.

announced Sunday that Samantha Scott, 23, passed away Saturday of a sudden illness.

The Fort Morgan, Colorado native was a senior on the rowing team. She was an architectural engineering major, and an Academic All-Big 12 selection last year, the university wrote in a release.

Samantha was a great leader for our program and more importantly a great person," head coach Patrick Sweeney said. "She was so well-liked by all of her teammates and had such a big impact on our program both on and off the water. We are all still in a state of shock, and we will continue to keep her family in our thoughts and prayers."

"We are all deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Samantha," added Athletics Director Gene Taylor. "The Scott family will remain in our prayers during this time, and we will provide all of the necessary support we can for their entire family and also the members of our rowing program as they cope with this devastating loss."

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