Drury University swimmer dies after collapsing

6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Friday, February 03 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Friday, February 03, 2017 2:26:00 PM CST February 03, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

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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