Oral Roberts announced on Friday that women’s basketball player Ashley Beatty was found dead in her dorm room on Thursday night.
According to a release from the school and a report from the Associated Press, there has been no evidence of foul play. The AP also reported that the death is being investigated as a suicide. The 20-year-old Beatty, a native of Anadarko, Oklahoma, just completed her sophomore season with the Golden Eagles. Beatty’s sister, Lakota, is also a member of the team as she just finished her redshirt junior year.
“We are absolutely heartbroken with the news. Ashley was a bright young woman who was loved by everyone on our team and in our community,” Oral Roberts women’s head coach Misti Cussen said in a release. “Obviously our prayers are with the entire Beatty family during this time.”
No details have been made available for a memorial service yet as Oral Roberts is asking for privacy for the Beatty family during this time.