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PostPosted: 01/09/17 9:12 pm    ::: Northwestern Player Found Dead Reply Reply with quote

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Northwestern women's basketball player Jordan Hankins has been found dead in her room at the university.

The university said in a statement that Hankins' body was found Monday afternoon. The statement from spokesman Carsten Parmenter said there is no indication of foul play or "any danger or threat to other members of the Northwestern community."

The nature and cause of Hankins' death will be determined by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Women's basketball coach Joe McKeown is calling Jordan, a sophomore, a "remarkably dynamic young woman," adding her death is a "devastating loss for our basketball family."

Hankins was recruited out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, where she received Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Underclass All-State Honorable Mention in both 2013 and 2014.


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PostPosted: 01/09/17 9:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Awful. Can't believe I saw her not even a week ago...

Life is too short, man. RIP



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PostPosted: 01/09/17 9:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just coming to post this.

Here's what I saw from Indy.

http://www.wthr.com/article/northwestern-basketball-player-jordan-hankins-found-dead-1

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/01/09/former-lawrence-north-star-jordan-hankins-dies/96375850/


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PostPosted: 01/09/17 9:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Horrible. My thoughts are with her family, friends and teammates.


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PostPosted: 01/09/17 9:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wow prayers to her family and NW i just finished watching Maryland Vs Nw on DVR 😩



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PostPosted: 01/09/17 9:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So tragic.

Prayers for her, and condolences to her family, friends, teammates . . .


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PostPosted: 01/09/17 10:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh no. This is terrible.



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PostPosted: 01/09/17 10:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The game against Minnesota Wednesday has been cancelled



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PostPosted: 01/09/17 11:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2017/01/09/northwestern-basketball-player-jordan-hankins-found-dead/96376536/

Some info about Jordan and her family. Nothing new on her death.

Sad


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 12:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So sad. She's so young. Prayers for her team and for her family.


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 9:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Oh wow...that is so sad. Thoughts & prayers to her family, friends, basketball family.


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 9:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Just horrible. Sure puts a game in perspective pretty quick. Thoughts and prayers to her family, her team and the Northwestern community. Just awful.


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 10:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RIP


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 6:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad



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PostPosted: 01/10/17 7:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Young people are so vulnerable. It's always been that way. They so often lack the perspective of age, that in most cases things will get better.

Her death has been ruled a suicide. So sad. May she truly find some peace.



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PostPosted: 01/10/17 8:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Such a tragedy. May she Rest In Peace... Crying or Very sad



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PostPosted: 01/10/17 8:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ripleydc wrote:
Young people are so vulnerable. It's always been that way. They so often lack the perspective of age, that in most cases things will get better.

Her death has been ruled a suicide. So sad. May she truly find some peace.


That was what I feared. Crying or Very sad

What ever was upsetting her could have been mediated in some way or another, but it can seem so dark to some young people.


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 8:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ripleydc wrote:
Young people are so vulnerable. It's always been that way. They so often lack the perspective of age, that in most cases things will get better.

Her death has been ruled a suicide. So sad. May she truly find some peace.


It's a hard world for little things.



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PostPosted: 01/10/17 9:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Christine Brennan on being in the Northwestern locker room after Saturday's game.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2017/01/10/northwestern-jordan-hankins-suicide-womens-basketball/96413186/


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PostPosted: 01/10/17 10:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

My son committed suicide just over a year ago. We all saw it coming like a slow motion train wreck and tried our best to stop it. We knew he was in pain and did as much as we were humanly able to for him. It wasn't enough.

My only question is, did anyone see this child's pain? Did anyone try to help? I can only hope so.



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PostPosted: 01/10/17 11:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

How horribly tragic, for all concerned.

STB, condolences on such a terrible loss. What an awful grief that is.



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PostPosted: 01/11/17 1:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

summertime blues wrote:
My son committed suicide just over a year ago. We all saw it coming like a slow motion train wreck and tried our best to stop it. We knew he was in pain and did as much as we were humanly able to for him. It wasn't enough.


Wow, I am so, so sorry. No parent should ever have to suffer through such a loss. I understand it may be weird as we're all just anonymous users on a basketball message board, but my messages are always open if you need someone to talk to.

I've gone through bouts of depression and live with daily anxiety. I've had moments when I've felt like giving up. Fortunately, it never did come to that, and I'm now pursing a degree in clinical psychology in hopes of one day guiding people through their darkest days like my counselor did for me. Because there's nothing worse than feeling like you have nothing to live for, and that you have no one to turn to.

(and yes, this is me self-disclosing and temporarily ditching my admittedly arrogant and snide Rebkell persona. Much love to you all.)



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summertime blues wrote:

My son committed suicide just over a year ago. We all saw it coming like a slow motion train wreck and tried our best to stop it. We knew he was in pain and did as much as we were humanly able to for him. It wasn't enough.


So sorry to hear about your son. I can only imagine how difficult and painful that is.

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My only question is, did anyone see this child's pain? Did anyone try to help? I can only hope so.


I think it is possible that they didn't know. Someone at work had a step-son who committed suicide. He said that the step-son was quiet and had a subdued personality, but he and his wife did not realize that he was depressed. And I remember when Margaux Hemingway committed suicide, the quotes from her family and friends made it sound like they didn't realize that she was depressed. But one of her neighbors (she lived alone) said that he had passed her on the street a few days earlier and she looked very depressed. Which made me wonder if she was trying to keep it from her family or if she cheered up when she talked to them to where they couldn't notice it.


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PostPosted: 01/11/17 5:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ripleydc wrote:
Young people are so vulnerable. It's always been that way. They so often lack the perspective of age, that in most cases things will get better.

Her death has been ruled a suicide. So sad. May she truly find some peace.


Heartbreaking. Don't have any other words.


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PostPosted: 01/11/17 9:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

so sad, indeed. not only for the young woman and her family, but for our fellow board member STB. my heart goes out to you and your family. Sad



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summertime blues wrote:
My son committed suicide just over a year ago. We all saw it coming like a slow motion train wreck and tried our best to stop it. We knew he was in pain and did as much as we were humanly able to for him. It wasn't enough.

My only question is, did anyone see this child's pain? Did anyone try to help? I can only hope so.


My sincere condolences to you. One of my dearest and oldest friends (since middle school and I'm now in my mid 40's) had his oldest son commit suicide while in high school and just a couple years later, his wife did the same as she just couldn't bear the pain any longer. It is now just he & his other son.

May you and your family remain strong.

On a side note, I was just talking with a friend of mine the other day about how hard it would be to be a kid in today's world. I was a good kid, never really getting in trouble, but I did some crazy stuff with friends at times like I'm sure we all did. The difference between then and now is that we didn't all have cell phones, recording everything we do with either pictures or video. Today, that is not the case. Everything is recorded by someone whether it's a friend or any of the number of cameras that line our streets nowadays. Not to mention, I feel the world and society has become much more materialistic which just adds to a child's perceived pressure.

Anyway, such a sad situation at Northwestern. I know it has affected the Purdue team quite a bit as a couple of the kids on the team went to the same high school.


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summertime blues wrote:
My son committed suicide just over a year ago. We all saw it coming like a slow motion train wreck and tried our best to stop it. We knew he was in pain and did as much as we were humanly able to for him. It wasn't enough.


I'm very sorry for your loss. I have a nephew who tried 20 years ago. Luckily my sister found him before he died. He was a week away from going to school for football on a D1 full ride - seemingly everything to live for. Thankfully he worked through his issues and has had a very successful life. I can't imagine how our family would have been changed if things were different.


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scullyfu wrote:
so sad, indeed. not only for the young woman and her family, but for our fellow board member STB. my heart goes out to you and your family. Sad

Amen.


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PostPosted: 01/11/17 10:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I read that she was a pre-med student. I know that's very high-pressure (I have a brother who is a doctor, but he went back to school after 10 years as a professional musician...I know, weird, right?) and it's possible she felt under too much pressure. Northwestern is a school just FULL of high achievers. Impostor syndrome? Who knows.

My son's situation was a little different. He was lifetime National Guard (his civilian job was with them, as a heavy equipment mechanic) who got sent to Iraq twice on the back-door draft. Something happened on his second tour that he wouldn't--or couldn't--talk about, and he was never the same after that. He self-medicated with alcohol, especially after his (ill-advised) marriage, contracted before his first tour, went down the tubes. Well, that's how it was. We saw it coming. He was 3 weeks away from rehab that we'd finally gotten him into. But enough of that.



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PostPosted: 01/11/17 7:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ripleydc wrote:
Young people are so vulnerable. It's always been that way. They so often lack the perspective of age, that in most cases things will get better.

Her death has been ruled a suicide. So sad. May she truly find some peace.


Ripley, bless you. This is so true and so sweetly said.



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ripleydc wrote:
scullyfu wrote:
so sad, indeed. not only for the young woman and her family, but for our fellow board member STB. my heart goes out to you and your family. Sad

Amen.


Yes, so sorry to you STB. Thank you for the courage to share your tragedy here. I hope that some who are prone to mean remarks will remember that we here are all people with stories. And the players are young and can be going through something we can't imagine.



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PostPosted: 01/11/17 9:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I would call your son a hero, for his service and for all of his attempts to cope with everything he struggled with. God bless you and your family.


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PostPosted: 01/11/17 10:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks to all for your expressions of sympathy. This is a tough time of year for me, and this young woman's suicide kind of opened the wound fresh again. I feel so much sadness for her family because she seemed to have so much promise, just as my boy had once had. It's always hard for those of us who have to keep on going.



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PostPosted: 01/12/17 9:01 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The school newspaper interviewed a very close friend of hers who stated that they would talk for hours about her frustrations with basketball, so not sure if class work or basketball played a more major role to end her life...either way, it is so sad, as hanging oneself really sends a firm message to everyone of her despair...if no suicide note is left the "what ifs or whys" will never be answered...have not seem a story yet here in the chicago-land area if a note was left or not...


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PostPosted: 01/13/17 1:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Northwestern's men's basketball team will wear a special patch on their uniforms on Thursday to honor late women's basketball player Jordan Hankins, the university announced....The uniform patch is a black circle featuring Hankins's initials and No. 5 jersey number.
http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/12/northwestern-wear-jordan-hankins-uniform-patch


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PostPosted: 01/16/17 9:52 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern holds off Indiana for emotional 80-67 win

After a trying week marked by tragedy and sadness, Northwestern returned to the court Saturday. It didn’t do so meekly.

In the team’s first game since the death of sophomore guard Jordan Hankins on Monday, senior guard Ashley Deary scored 18 points and senior forward Nia Coffey tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds, as the Wildcats (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) earned an emotional 80-67 home win over Indiana (12-6, 2-3).
The lower bowl of Welsh-Ryan Arena was packed with 2,482 fans, complete with filled student sections awash in white shirts honoring Hankins, whom the Cats remembered with a moment of silence before tipoff. NU players and coaches wore shooting shirts with Hankins’ name, and sophomore guard Amber Jamison wore Hankins’ No. 5 jersey in her first career start. Jamison scored 13 points.

“I’m proud to be their coach,” Joe McKeown said. “It took great courage for our team to play that game. … They stayed together and tried to support and honor Jordan. That’s really what we’re trying to do.”...

https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/01/14/sports/womens-basketball-northwestern-holds-off-indiana-for-emotional-80-67-win/


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PostPosted: 01/16/17 10:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I can understand how all who knew her feel. A year and 1/2 ago a young lady who was dear to my heart commited suicide. I had known her since the day she was born and she was like a daughter to me. She was 34 yrs old and her death tore my heart apart. I still cannot believe it and miss her terribly and always will. There was no note left by her.

The family and friends of Jordan are in my heart because I know first hand how it feels to lose someone unexpectly and never have the chance to say goodbye. Never to speak to them again, never to hug them again and never to know why this happened.


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PostPosted: 01/17/17 12:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So sorry, Praying for family and basketball team.


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PostPosted: 03/28/17 8:20 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The article looks at the career of the heralded senior class in detail which is interesting in itself but a portion of it is dealing with Hankins death and the teams effort to persevere.


http://www.insidenu.com/2017/3/28/15083228/northwestern-womens-basketball-column-tristan-jung-nia-coffey-analysis-season-review



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