Jordan Hankins, Weinberg sophomore and basketball player, dies in Foster-Walker

    Jordan Hankins pictured at Welsh-Ryan Arena during a game. She died on Monday afternoon.

    Photo by Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern

    Jordan Hankins, a Weinberg sophomore, died Monday afternoon in Foster Walker Complex, according to an email sent to residents.

    Hankins, a resident of Plex from Indianapolis, was a sophomore on Northwestern's women's basketball team pursuing a pre-med track. Police investigating the death say there was no foul play involved. The Cook County Medical Examiner said Tuesday that her death was a suicide. 

    In a statement, her coach, Joe McKeown said "Jordan was a remarkably dynamic young woman. This is a devastating loss for our basketball family. She brought an unwavering intensity and commitment to everything in her life. We will miss her enormously.”

    Members of the Northwestern community, including a representative from CAPS, were available in the Foster Walker West lounge Monday night to help Northwestern students cope with the news.

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. to include Hankins' cause of death.


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