Lauren Bernett: Member of JMU's improbable run at the 2021 Women's College World Series dead at 20
James Madison University has announced the death of softball athlete Lauren Bernett -- one of the key players of the 2021 Women's College World Series.
The cause of her death nor any other details were announced.
A co-statement posted by JMU president Jonathan Alger and director of athletics Jeff Bourne said:
Lauren Bernett was a high-achieving member of our softball team and a great ambassador of JMU and our athletics program.
She was a key member of our 2021 Women's College World Series team as a freshman catcher last year."
Tuesday's statement included contact information for school resources, including the phone number for the school crisis center
A sophomore catcher, Bernett was just named "Player of the Week" on Monday by the Colonial Athletic Association.
The team's scheduled doubleheader on Wednesday against Longwood University was canceled.
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