ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Lauren Bernett, a James Madison College softball star who on Monday was named Colonial Athletic Affiliation Participant of the Week on Monday, has died. She was 20.
A reason for demise was not supplied.
In a press release asserting the unhappy information Tuesday morning:
“Our hearts are aching, listening to the information of the lack of considered one of our student-athletes,” officers stated … “We’re a good household. We’re grateful that Lauren has been a part of our JMU Athletics group and can all the time think about her to be a Duke. We’ll miss her dearly.”
Bernett, a sophomore, was a star catcher for the Dukes … and had simply had arguably her finest week ever on the diamond for JMU, studies TMZ.
In a recreation towards Faculty of Charleston on April 16, she recorded three hits and 7 RBIs — a JMU file. Simply days later, in a collection towards Drexel on April 23, she logged hits in seven of her 9 at-bats.
On Monday, the CAA handed her its Participant of the Week award for her performances.
Bernett — who was batting .336 this season with 9 residence runs — was additionally a key contributor to the James Madison squad that made a deep run within the 2021 Ladies’s Faculty World Sequence.
Lauren Bernett has been named the convention Participant of the Week after her spectacular efficiency this weekend!
— JMU Softball (@JMUSoftball) April 25, 2022
“We love you, Lauren,” the JMU softball workforce stated in a tweet on Tuesday.
The workforce has canceled its Wednesday doubleheader towards Longwood in wake of Bernett’s demise.
Geo fast details: Rockingham County is a county positioned within the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the inhabitants was 76,314. Its county seat is the unbiased metropolis of Harrisonburg. Together with Harrisonburg, Rockingham County types the Harrisonburg, VA, Metropolitan Statistical Space – Wikipedia.