December 15, 2011

Lees-McRae cyclist Megan Baab killed in training accident

A message from President Barry Buxton

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our student-athletes, Megan Baab, a freshman from Euless, Texas. The College was pleased she had chosen to attend Lees-McRae College and became a member of our nationally recognized cycling team. She was on a training ride this afternoon, Thursday, December 15, when a tragic accident occurred, being struck by a car. She was life-flighted to the Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. Unfortunately, she was unable to overcome her severe injuries.

We all remember Megan as a bright and bubbly member of our campus community. She always had a smile and on her face and a friendly word to say. Her contributions to our campus were noteworthy, even though we were only able to share a single semester with her. We send our most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends in Texas and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

Details regarding a campus memorial service will be forthcoming. As arrangements are known, we will make it available via our website.

Barry Buxton, President