It's a tragedy you never want to write about. The campus of Oklahoma State is in our thoughts this morning as the news comes out about the tragic plane crash that killed the women's basketball coaching staff, including head coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna. OSU has come out with an official statement concerning the event and bringing some details to the forefront. It reads:
"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. Kurt was an exemplary leader and a man of character who had a profound impact on his student-athletes. He was an outstanding coach and a wonderful person. We send our deepest sympathies to his wife, Shelley, and their children, Sara, Alex and Brett. Coach Budke elevated our women's basketball program to new levels of success. He and his staff raised our profile in the nation's toughest conference. Miranda was an up-and-coming coach and an outstanding role model for our young ladies."