Union College athlete’s body found in Tennessee lake

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Published: May. 31, 2022 at 4:25 PM EDT
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - According to Union College, one of their student-athletes has died.

The UC athletic department announced Tuesday that women’s basketball player and track athlete Madison Taylor died.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency tells our sister station WVLT that Taylor’s body was found in Watts Bar Lake in Rhea County, Tennessee Monday evening. According to the agency, Taylor reportedly entered the water from a boat to swim and did not surface.

The Rhea County, Tennessee-native averaged 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds across 19 games for the Bulldogs. She also competed in nine track meets for Union.

A fundraiser has been organized to pay for Taylor’s funeral expenses.

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