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Stanford volleyball player Samantha Wopat dies at age 19

March 30, 2012|By Melissa Rohlin
  • Samantha Wopat, an outside hitter on Stanford's volleyball team, died at age 19.
Samantha Wopat, an outside hitter on Stanford's volleyball team,… (Stanford University )

Stanford volleyball player Samantha Wopat died Sunday. She was 19.

Wopat was admitted to Stanford Hospital's intensive care unit on March 17 after having an undisclosed medical emergency at her residence. She died eight days later, surrounded by family and friends.

The cause of her death has not been released.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sam Wopat," Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby said. "On behalf of our administration, coaches and students I extend my condolences to Sam's siblings, parents, relatives and friends. Stanford University and the women's volleyball program have lost a wonderful young woman."

Wopat was an outside hitter on Stanford's volleyball team. The sophomore had not yet declared a major.

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