Samantha Wopat, a sophomore on the Stanford volleyball team and a former member of the US women’s junior team, died Sunday in Palo Alto, Calif. She was 19.
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No cause of death was announced, but Wopat had been in intensive care at Stanford Hospital since March 17 after having a medical emergency at her campus residence, according to reports.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sam Wopat," athletic director Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. "She was an integral member of the Stanford Athletics family and a tremendous student and athlete.
Stanford University and the women’s volleyball program "have lost a wonderful young woman," he said.
Wopat, an outside hitter whose twin sister Carly played with her on the Cardinal, played on the junior national team in 2010, a year after playing on the youth national team that competed at the world championships in Thailand. She also was a member of three junior Olympic teams.