Samantha Wopat, Stanford Volleyball Player, Dies

Something happened on March 17 that lead to Sunday's death of Stanford student Samantha Wopat

By Lori Preuitt
|  Monday, Mar 26, 2012  |  Updated 1:33 PM PDT
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Stanford Volleyball Player Dies

Stanford Univeristy

Samantha Wopat was 6'1". She had not yet declared a major, according to the university volleyball web page.

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A member of the Stanford volleyball team died over the weekend after suffering what the university describes as "a medical emergency at her Stanford residence" a week earlier.

Samantha Wopat, who was called Sam, died at Stanford Hospital on Sunday, according the university. She was a 19-year-old sophomore.

The university said she was surrounded by family, friends and teammates when she died, adding that out of respect for her family's wishes they would comment on what lead to her death.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sam Wopat," said Bob Bowlsby, the Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford. "She was an integral member of the Stanford Athletics family and a tremendous student and athlete. On behalf of our administration, coaches and students I extend my condolences to Sam's siblings, parents, relatives and friends. Stanford University and the Women's Volleyball program have lost a wonderful young woman."

Wopat's twin sister Carly
is also a member of the volleyball team. Sam Wopat was born and raised in Santa Barbara.
 

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