Death of Northwestern Basketball Player Ruled Suicide

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NU Student Jordan Hankins (Courtesy NU Sports)

Death of Northwestern Basketball Player Ruled Suicide

By: Eric Miller

EVANSTON – After a short investigation, the Cook County Medical Examiner released a report Tuesday ruling the death of Northwestern Women’s Basketball player Jordan Hankins a suicide.

Hankins was found Monday afternoon in her dorm room at the Foster Walker complex.

Hankins played for the Northwestern women’s basketball team as a guard, and had just become a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

According to her Facebook page, Hankins was a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and a pre-med student at Northwestern.

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin  said “we mourn her loss and remember the gift of her presence in our midst.”

Vice President Telles-Irvin urges any students who feels they need assistance at this time to reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services, the Dean of Students Office, the Chaplain’s staff, or Residential Life staff.

Follow with Northwestern News Network as this story develops.