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This fall, the U community joined together to grieve the passing of one of our own. On Oct. 22, Lauren McCluskey, an accomplished student-athlete from Pullman, Washington, was killed on campus in a
senseless act of violence. The senior was a highly regarded member of the university’s track and field team, specializing in the high jump and majoring in communication. She’s remembered for her determination, diligence, and kindness. It has been touching to see the outpouring of support and compassion—from across the campus, the state, and even the country—for Lauren’s family and those who knew her.
One More: In Memoriam – Lauren McCluskey 1997–2018
Continuum staffPhoto courtesy University of Utah AthleticsWinter 2018
2 thoughts on “One More: In Memoriam – Lauren McCluskey”
I was not able to meet this accomplished young woman, but I am truly sorry for what happened and will be thinking of her throughout the Holiday Bowl and 2019. We Utah Alumni here in San Diego care about all Utah students and alumni and pray for their safety, success and happiness. Lauren will be in our prayers.
I am so saddened to hear about the murder Lauren Mccluskey. She was taken to young and to soon. May she Rest In Peace. Unfortunately tragedies such as this are an all to common occurrence. I hope this serves as a wake up call to police to take missing person reports more seriously and act on them a lot faster then in the past. Also take the 911 calls more seriously, especially from co-Ed’s who are most vulnerable to violence and homicide.