Oregon athletic community responds to death of Lauren Jones
Freshman acrobatics and tumbling base Lauren Jones passed away Tuesday. Here is how the Oregon athletic community and acrobatics and tumbling community responded:
“Lauren was such a positive and bright spirit every day, and her smile was contagious. She will be greatly missed and our prayers and deepest condolences go out to her whole family, friends, previous teammates and anyone else who had the opportunity to know Lauren.”
-Acrobatics and tumbling head coach Chelsea Shaw
“I know some of my athletes are very close to that team. I don’t know how close to home it hit. When I heard about it, what that would be like going through it on our team or my family, I just couldn’t imagine going through something like that. My heart does go out to her family.”
-Oregon baseball head coach George Horton
“Once you’re here at Oregon, you’re family. Not all of my players knew Lauren directly, but we lost one of our own. For it to be a young student athlete just starting her career here is really tragic, but I think it definitely will hit home with our players. We’ll definitely be thinking of her the rest of the year as we compete.”
-Oregon women’s golf head coach Ria Scott
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) February 18, 2015
Deeply saddened to have lost a member of our Duck family today. Keeping Lauren Jones and her family in our thoughts and prayers.
— O Heroes (@oheroes) February 18, 2015
Our thoughts go out to the @OregonAcroTumb as well as the family and loved ones of freshman Lauren Jones.
— Oregon Duck Baseball (@OregonBaseball) February 18, 2015
“@steviejoknapp: My heart goes out to Lauren Jones, her family and friends. My prayers are with you & I hope you rest in peace ❤️”
— Oregon Duck Softball (@OregonSB) February 18, 2015
We are saddened today by the sudden loss of @OregonAcroTumb freshman Lauren Jones. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends & family.
— OregonT&F (@OregonTF) February 18, 2015
We are deeply saddened by the passing of @OregonAcroTumb freshman Lauren Jones. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.
— Oregon Basketball (@OregonMBB) February 18, 2015
— NCAA (@NCAA) February 18, 2015
The Pac-12 joins the Oregon family in mourning the loss of Lauren Jones, a member of their Acrobatics & Tumbling team http://t.co/WjhPpo7F9j
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) February 18, 2015
— Baylor A&T (@BaylorAcroTumb) February 18, 2015
— Fee Mulkey (@Bearandpig) February 18, 2015
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