Sally Sasz Utah Hiking Accident | Sally Sasz Death, Dead

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Sally Sasz Utah Hiking Accident | UNC student from Charlotte dies during hiking in Utah.

Steve Sasz remembers her as a thoughtful, caring and loving person. “There was no pretense,” he said.

Sally Sasz was a Morehead-Cain scholar at UNC, where people often described her as a “bright light,” someone who emitted joy, said UNC senior Cassie Drury, a close friend.

“She was the most approachable person,” Drury said. “She wanted to meet people and wanted to talk and was really open to the world.”

Sally Sasz official cause of death was not released publicly, but it was rumored that she died during hiking.

As we mourn the loss of Sally Sasz ’17, we also remember the tremendous impact she had on our Athletics program. Sally was a four-year letter-winner in girls’ basketball and a four-time state champion in girls’ tennis.

She was the Class of 2017 Girls’ Scholar-Athlete Award winner. She was a quiet leader, joyful competitor, and supportive teammate. Our program is better for her having been with us, and she will be missed. We send our deepest condolences to the Sasz family.

Sasz was the oldest of the three daughter of her parent. she grew up in Charlotte and attended Charlotte Country Day School, where she played varsity tennis and basketball.

“We always knew that if it came down to Sally, we were going to win,” Country Day tennis coach Calvin Davis said. “And so many matches did come down to Sally.”

Sasz was president of Country Day’s National Art Honor Society. She was honored as the Top Scholar of the Year and awarded the Mary Allen Todd English Award as a high school senior.

“In so many ways, Sally was a living expression of our school’s mission,” Mark Reed, head of Country Day, wrote in a statement to the school community.

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