Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna of the Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Team died Thursday night in a plane crash in Arkansas.
There were no survivors, as the pilot and one other person not affiliated with the school also tragically lost their lives.
“The Oklahoma State family is devastated by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of Kurt Budke, Miranda Serna and the other victims.”
“We are shocked by this terrible loss. Kurt Budke was an incredibly positive influence on his players and was a tremendous coach. He quickly turned our program around and put Cowgirl basketball on the map. Miranda was a tireless worker and great recruiter.”
Ours do too.
Plane crashes are so sad, so scary, and we can only hope that somehow there was no pain involved.
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