Young softball star Lauren Bernetta standout from James Madisons, whose team Dukes reached the semifinals of last year’s Women’s College World Series, died at the age of 20.
As a sophomore at JMU, the university recently released a death letter while the cause of death is still unknown. “Our hearts ache as we hear the news of the loss of one of our student athletes. Lauren Bernett was a high performing member of our softball team and a great ambassador for JMU and our track and field program,” said the letter.
Softball star Lauren Bernett dies aged 20
The letter continued “College athletics is great because of the people we interact with every day. We are a close family. We are grateful that Lauren was part of our JMU Athletics community and will always consider her a Duke. We will miss them very much.”
Bernett was a member of the National Honor Society and was pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Pre-Vet. Bernett was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week on Monday. Her untimely death follows that of another promising collegiate athlete, Wisconsin Track Star Sarah Schulzearlier this month.
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