Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

Sarah Shulze who is a cross-country track star competing in her junior year, committe suicide at the age of 21.

The family posted a message on her website to announce the passing away of the rising star.

“Balancing athletics, academics and the demands of everyday life overwhelmed her in a single, desperate moment,” the statement read. “Like you, we are shocked, and grief stricken while holding on tightly to all that Sarah was.”
“Above all other things, Sarah was a power for good in the world,” their statement continued. “Her deep compassion was evident in her devotion to her sisters Abbey and Ella, the love her parents felt from her every single day, and the extra care she took in moments shared with her grandparents and cousins.”
The family used the opportunity to explain the college student’s impact on those closest to her.

“Anyone who knew Sarah knew that her lifelong passions extended beyond family and friends to the track,” an obituary for the California native read. “She began to make her mark as an athlete on her high school track and cross-country teams, competing throughout the country in National and State events. Her devotion and incredible talent for running would culminate in a scholarship opportunity to race for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an ongoing source of pride for Sarah as she entered her third season with the team.”

“Sarah regarded herself as a champion for all women,” it continued. “As did the many family members, friends, students and athletes who surrounded her.”
Shulze named to the Big Ten all-academic teams in both 2020 and 2021.

University of Wisconsin also shared a few words honoring Shulze’s legacy.

“Sarah was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend, teammate and Badger student-athlete,” the school’s April 22 statement read. “We extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Sarah’s family, friends and Badger teammates during this extraordinarily difficult time. Our primary focus is the support of the Shulze family and our student-athletes.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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