The Stanford community mourns the loss of sophomore student-athleteSamantha “Sam” Wopat, who died Sunday, March 25, at Stanford Hospital, surrounded by family, friends and teammates. Wopat, a member of the women’s volleyball team, died after a weeklong battle in the intensive care unit of Stanford Hospital. She was hospitalized Saturday, March 17, following a medical emergency in her campus residence, the University announced Monday.
The Stanford community mourns the loss of sophomore student-athlete Sam Wopat. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sam Wopat,” said Bob Bowlsby, the Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford in a University statement. “She was an integral member of the Stanford Athletics family and a tremendous student and athlete. 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.”