(EVANSTON) Northwestern women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins has been found dead in her room at the university, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
The university said in a statement that Hankins’ body was found Monday afternoon. Evanston Police said there was no evidence of foul play, and that police were called to the Foster-Walker dormitory complex, 1927 Orrington Ave., around 3 p.m. A medical examiner’s report is pending.
A statement from spokesman Carsten Parmenter said there is no “danger or threat to other members of the Northwestern community.”
In a statement, basketball coach Joe McKeown called the sophomore guard a “remarkably dynamic young woman,” adding her death is a “devastating loss for our basketball family.”
The university has canceled a game Wednesday against University of Minnesota, Parmenter said.
Hankins was recruited out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, where she received Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Underclass All-State Honorable Mention in both 2013 and 2014.
According to the NU Sports webpage, Hankins played eight minutes and scored four points in the Wildcats’ game Saturday against Maryland.
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