K-State rower Samantha Scott dies from sudden illness

Samantha Scott (Photo courtesy K-State Athletics)

Samantha Scott, a senior on Kansas State’s rowing team, passed away on Saturday due to a sudden illness, Kansas State Athletics announced on Sunday morning.

Scott was 23 years old.

The Fort Morgan, Colorado, native was K-State’s top coxswain this season. An architectural engineering major, Scott was an Academic All-Big 12 selection last year.

“Samantha was a great leader for our program and more importantly a great person,” head coach Patrick Sweeney said in a statement to K-State Sports. “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,” K-State athletics director Gene Taylor said. “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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