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Following the tragic death of Samantha Scott, a member of the Kansas State Wildcats rowing team who passed away on Oct. 27, Kansas State’s football team will honor Scott during this Saturday’s football game.

The 23-year-old passed away on Saturday due to Lemierre’s Syndrome, a rare and life-threatening bacterial infection that spreads quickly from the throat to the lymphatic vessels.

Scott was a senior for the Wildcats’ rowing team and received academic All-Big 12 honors in 2017, according to The Wichita Eagle. 

Kansas State’s football helmets will have a sticker with Samantha’s name and two rowing paddles and a heart right over them. The team will also go out on to the field with a wooden block that reads “Samantha.”

Our thoughts go out to Scott’s family and the entire Kansas State family.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection