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December 21, 2006 at 5:21 pm #12183Psimon3Member
This was just posted on CollegeSwimming.com. Hopes and prayers to the athletes and coaches of Emory University
Emory Swimmer Collapses During Workout
Madeleine Brown, an Emory Univesrity freshman IMer/flyer passed away Saturday after falling unconscious during practice Saturday morning. The Atlanta native was taken to the hospital by first responders after having been discovered unconscious in the water during varsity swim practice Saturday morning at the Woodruff Physical Education Center.
According to an e-mail sent to all Emory students, the University’s counseling center and office of religious life are offering counseling and spiritual support to Madeleine’s teammates, classmates, family and friends.
“Madeleine was a wonderful and very well-liked student and member of the swim team,” said Emory athletic director Betsy Stephenson. “Her sudden loss is traumatic and deeply upsetting for everyone who knew her. We feel devastated.”
Emory University President James W. Wagner said: “This is a stunning blow for all of us at Emory. My heart goes out especially to Madeleine’s parents and her other family members. As a parent myself I grieve with them.”
Emory University students were just finishing final examinations as the news of Ms. Brown’s death spead. A wake will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the HM Patterson and Sons Funeral Home, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. The Funeral will be held on Friday, Dec. 22, 1:30 pm at Christ the King Cathedral, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta. In the meantime, the family has requested any donations be sent to: Mercy Care at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 650, Atlanta, GA 30342.
Those unable to make the funeral can pay their respects on a Facebook group that has been established for her. Last season the Eagles won their second-consecutive NCAA Division III title. Ms. Brown’s death comes almost exactly ten years after the last death during a collegiate practice. Seth Dunscomb, then a senior at Kansas, collapsed and died on January 22, 1997 during a Jayhawk practice
December 21, 2006 at 5:38 pm #33441PioneerSwimmingMember
All of us in the Emory Swimming Family are stunned and saddened by this tragedy.
To all members of the D-III Swimming Family, please keep Madeleine’s family, friends, teammates and coaches in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Emory College, Class of 1994
December 21, 2006 at 10:11 pm #33442swim5599Member
Oh man this is such a shame. My prayers go out to her family. I never want to hear about stuff like this. Swimming is such a great sport and I have really taken a lot from it, it is so sad to hear when someone passes away that is involved in the sport
I remember when Dunscomb passed away, he was an illinois guy and the former state record holder in the 200 Im until Tim Carlso broke it. Of course Trupin owns the record now. Tim Carlson dedicated his spring Y national title in the 2 Im to Dunscomb. Pretty classy move by a pretty classy guy.
December 22, 2006 at 12:59 am #33443Southwestern U. SwimmingMember
Very sad…and really a fear that all of us have because it could happen anywhere. Thoughts to Madelein’s family, all of the Emory swimmers and Jon, Cindy, Derrick and Chris whom I know are all distraught over this horrible tragedy.
December 22, 2006 at 5:11 am #33444iSwimMember
This is not news that anyone ever wants to hear about, regardless of how far from your home it may be. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, as well as her teammates, friends, and entire hometown.
December 22, 2006 at 3:25 pm #33445Low TideMember
Awful news to hear…
What happened? The article states exhaustion and she was found in the water… what a nightmare for everyone.
December 23, 2006 at 12:37 am #33446Chris KnightMember
This is a real shame, especially at this time of year. I know I will be thinking of the Emory squad on Sunday.
December 23, 2006 at 8:53 pm #33447silentpMember
My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family as well. This is truly shocking.
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