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Publish date: Nov 18, 2011

Statement by President Emmert on Oklahoma State plane crash

On behalf of the NCAA, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna and the other victims of last night’s plane crash. For any coaching community to lose bright stars like Kurt and Miranda is tragic. This is a profound loss for the Oklahoma State women’s basketball family, the entire university and future women’s basketball players as well. The NCAA stands ready to help Oklahoma State should it need any assistance as it copes with this terrible accident.


Mark Emmert
President, NCAA