2016 News Releases

Student Life Announcement Regarding Student Athletes — Aug. 22, 2016

Dear members of the Texas Woman’s University community,

I write to inform you regarding an unfortunate recent situation involving our student-athletes.

This weekend, 8 of our student-athletes were hospitalized with symptoms related to rhabdomyolysis (a condition involving muscle tissue breakdown).   The condition of all student-athletes is stable and improving.

The university is assessing the situation and will take appropriate actions as necessary.  

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) we cannot release any more information at this time.

Please know that the university takes the safety and well-being of our students very seriously.  I assure you that our students’ safety and security is the single highest priority on our campus.  At Texas Woman’s, our student-athletes are students first, and their health is of the utmost important to us. 

Monica Mendez-Grant

Vice President for Student Life

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