The death of Northwestern basketball player Jordan Hankins, who was found dead in her dorm room this week, has been ruled a suicide by hanging.
The medical examiner’s finding took many of her friends and family by surprise.
“We talked for the last time a week ago and everything seemed good,” her brother, Jared Hankins, told the Indianapolis Star. “She meant a lot to me. She was my role model.”
“Jordan was a remarkably dynamic young woman,” Wildcats coach Joe McKeown said in a statement on Monday. “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.”
The school was scheduled to play against Minnesota on Wednesday, but the game was rescheduled following Hankins’ death.
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