Drury University swimmer dies after collapsing
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Drury University says a member of its swim team died after she collapsed after a practice.
The university in Springfield says Wen Xu (whin SUH') suffered a medical emergency Thursday afternoon and died later at a hospital.
Xu, who was known at the school as Ariel, was a senior from Shanghai, China, studying advertising and public relations.
Xu was a freestyle swimmer who earned several records in Great Lakes Valley Conference and NCAA-II National meets. She also was a two-time academic all-conference award winner.
Drury President Tim Cloyd called Xu's death a terrible tragedy and sent condolences to her family, teammates and coaches.
The school says a celebration of life will be planned for the campus community at a later date.
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