Dear EMU Community,
It is with deep sadness that we share with you the loss of one of our EMU student-athletes. Sara Monger, a first-year softball player from Elkton, Virginia, died in a car accident in Harrisonburg early this morning. Sara was described as a “hard-working and wonderful teammate” by EMU softball coach J.D. McCurdy.
Two other first-year students, Kendyll Eddins and Silas Gwathmey, were involved in the accident. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are recovering.
We extend prayers of comfort to Sara’s family and to members of the EMU community, especially the EMU Softball team. EMU Athletics is holding moments of silence for Sara during its competitions today.
Staff is available for grief counseling in the Northlawn Great Lounge as of noon today. We will share more information on support services in the days ahead.
In deepest sympathy,
Susan Schultz Huxman, President
Shannon Dycus, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Carrie Bert, Director of Athletics