Northwestern Women's Basketball Player Found Dead in Dorm

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Jordan Hankins, a Northwestern student and basketball player, was found dead in her room on campus on Monday, January 9, the university confirmed to NBC News.

The university said in a statement that Hankins' body was found Monday afternoon.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Hankins died from suicide.

Her head coach, Joe McKeown, adds that she was a "remarkably dynamic young woman".

The Indiana-native helped lead Lawrence North High School to the Class 4A Indiana Final Four in 2014, but athletics was just one area where her she left her mark.

Condolences are pouring in from around the country over the death of former Lawrence North High School basketball star Jordan Hankins.

"Our team was very saddened by the loss of Jordan Hankins", Gophers coach Marlene Stollings said in a statement. Our love and thoughts are with her family, teammates and friends. "She was a wonderful student athlete and leader".

Coach Giffin went on to share about Jordan's compassion, demonstrated in his classroom regularly, where Jordan spent countless hours working with students with disabilities as both a friend and a teacher.

"We are heartbroken and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jordan Hankins", Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips said in a statement. Three days ago, on her Twitter page, she posted "Stay humbled and hungry bubby", wishing her brother luck in Lawrence North's game against Warren Central.

Lawrence North principal Brett Crousore said: "Jordan was kind, loving, competitive, and most importantly, well-respected by our entire school family". She averaged 3.6 points in 11 games this season.

Because of the tragedy, Northwestern's game against Minnesota on Wednesday has been canceled. "Jordan had a huge heart and will be missed".

She was 19 years young. R.I.P. "She was my role model".

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