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University announces death of former student, lacrosse player Morgan Rodgers

Former Duke student Morgan Rodgers died Thursday night, wrote Mary Pat McMahon, vice provost and vice president for campus life, in an email Friday.

Rodgers hailed from Warrenton, Va. She was a psychology major and played on Duke's varsity lacrosse team. McMahon did not include the circumstances of Rodgers' death in the email.

"The Duke community extends our deepest sympathies to the Rodgers family at this time," McMahon wrote in an email to the Duke community. "Morgan’s sudden passing will be felt deeply by many in the Duke community. Our hearts go out to her friends and teammates, and to the faculty and staff she connected with during her time here."

Rodgers had not graduated from Duke and was not currently enrolled at the University, wrote Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, in an email to The Chronicle.

"We join the Duke community in mourning the loss of former women's lacrosse student-athlete Morgan Rodgers," Duke Athletics wrote in a statement. "At this time of sorrow, we ask that you hold the Rodgers family in your hearts."

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.  


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