MADISON, Wis. ( Associated Press) — Sarah Schultz, a runner on the University of Wisconsin track and cross country teams, has died. She was 21 years old.
Schultz’s family announced He died two days earlier on 15 April and he gave the cause of death.
“Sarah took her own life,” the family said. Balancing the demands of athletics, academics, and everyday life overwhelmed her in a single, desperate moment. Like you, we are shocked and stricken with grief holding Sarah tightly to what she was.
“More than everything else, Sarah was a force for good in the world. His deep compassion was evident in his devotion to his sisters Abhay and Ella, his parents loving him every day, and extra care in the moments he shared with his grandparents and cousins. ,
Wisconsin officials made a statement Referred to the family announced on Friday.
The Wisconsin Athletics community is heartbroken by the unexpected passing of Sarah Shulze pic.twitter.com/HNXK8KvJ1Q
— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) April 22, 2022
“Sarah was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend, teammate, and Badger student-athletes,” Wisconsin officials said in a statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Sarah’s family, friends, and Badgers teammates during this exceptionally difficult time. Our primary focus is the support of the Schultz family and our student-athletes. ,
Schultz was a junior from Oak Park, California. She competed in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, and earned academic All-Big Ten honors for cross country in 2020 and 2021, and track in 2021.
Family members said she was an intern in the Wisconsin legislature and volunteered as a polling worker during the 2020 presidential election. She said those experiences “helped to develop her deep love for politics, social causes, and women’s rights.”
Schultz’s relatives said they would soon announce a foundation “that would be established to continue supporting the causes most important to Sarah.”