Nineteen-year-old Samantha Wopat tragically passed away on Sunday after being in intensive care since March 17. Wopat, a sophomore at Stanford University was a volleyball player for her school, as well as a former member of the U.S. Women's Junior Team.
The volleyball player had been hospitalized at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, Calif., after a medical emergency at her campus residence, reported ESPN. A cause of death has yet to be released.
Stanford University's athletic site states that Sam Wopat and her twin sister Carly, joined the volleyball team in 2010. In her sophomore year Wopat appeared in 25 sets, and averaged 1.16 kills per set.
Prior to her joining the Stanford University team she was a member of the 2010 U.S. Women's Junior National Team, and in 2009 went to Thailand to compete in the World Championships as a member of the U.S. Youth National Team. Wopat was also a member of the junior Olympics teams from 2006 to 2008.
Bob Bowlsby, athletic director of Stanford released a statement, saying, We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sam Wopat. She was an integral member of the Stanford Athletics family and a tremendous student and athlete. Bowlsby continued that Stanford University and the women's volleyball program have lost a wonderful young woman.
Samantha Wopat is survived by her parents Ron and Kathy Wopat, twin sister Carly and younger brothers Jackson and Eli.