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SLATE: Wildcat rower Samantha Scott dies suddenly

Football’s just not important today.

Silent Sorrows for Empty Boats.
Silent Sorrows for Empty Boats.
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There’s really only one story worth discussing today, although we will hit some brief notes afterward. There’s been a tragedy in Manhattan, as K-State‘s top coxswain, Samantha Scott, died Sunday after a sudden illness.

Scott was a senior architectural engineering major, and had been a key member of the team for her entire career at K-State. Helming both the 1v8 and 1v4 crews, she earned Academic All-Big 12 honors last season. The highlight of Scott’s career was a gold medal at the Head of the Oklahoma during the 2015-16 season. At Fort Morgan (Colo.) High School, Scott lettered multiple years in gymnastics and basketball before accepting K-State’s offer to come try rowing.

Scott was 23.

Now, for stuff that doesn’t matter.

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Men’s golf finished ninth out of twelve teams at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational at the eponymous country club in Loxley, Ala. Ben Fernandez led the charge with an even-par 216 to finish in seventh place.

Corbin McGuire discusses the culture change at Tointon in today’s Sports Extra on the heels of Team Purple finishing a three-game sweep of Team Gray yesterday to close out the K-State Fall World Series scrimmages.