Virginia Union freshman, 19, dies after collapsing


RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia Union freshman soccer participant has died after collapsing throughout soccer follow over the weekend. He was 19.

Quandarius Wilburn’s demise was introduced by the Division II college.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive finish collapsed Sunday throughout a conditioning session, based on a letter the college’s president despatched to college students and workers Monday.

The letter stated Wilburn was taken to VCU Medical Heart, the place he later died, information shops reported. The soccer crew had spent a full day collectively — breakfast, church and lunch earlier than the exercise, the letter stated.

“It is a heartbreaking loss for our campus neighborhood,” Hakim Lucas, the college’s president and CEO, wrote. “I wish to personally encourage every of you to maintain Mr. Wilburn’s household in your prayers, in addition to the VUU athletics division.”

The college stated it is able to help households and college students as they “work to course of this devastating loss.”

Wilburn was from Wadley, Georgia. He graduated this 12 months from Jefferson County Excessive Faculty in Louisville, Georgia.

The Panthers didn’t play soccer final fall or within the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crew is to open its season Sept. 4 at Hampton.

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