Breaking: Northwestern Basketball Player Jordan Hankins Found Dead on Campus at Age 19

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It's a tragic day for Northwestern and the family of basketball player Jordan Hankins, according to Us Weekly

The 19-year-old was found dead in her dorm room on Monday, the university confirmed to NBC News. 

“We are heartbroken and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jordan Hankins. Our love and thoughts are with her family, teammates and friends,” Jim Phillips, vice president for athletics and recreation, said in a written statement. “Jordan made a dramatic impact on our Wildcats community.”

Hankins was a sophomore in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern. 

The athlete’s head coach, Joe McKeown, added that Hankins was a “remarkably dynamic young woman. This is a devastating loss for our basketball family,” McKeown said. “She brought an unwavering intensity and commitment to everything in her life. We will miss her enormously.”

The Evanston Police Department is conducting an investigation, according to NBC there is no evidence of foul play and an autopsy is pending. 

What a heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the university and the family at this time.


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