Kansas State to honor rower Samantha Scott, who passed away

By Matt Johnson
Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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.