AMES – 22-year-old Celia Barquin Arozamena was killed Monday morning after her body was found at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames around 10:30 a.m.
Iowa State University Athletics mourns her death in a statement put out.
“Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed,” Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said in a statement. “Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.”
Celia was finishing up her civil engineering degree this semester, according the the university.
“This is a tragic and senseless loss of a talented young woman and an acclaimed student athlete,” Iowa State University President Dr. Wendy Wintersteen said in a statement. “We mourn with her family and friends in Spain, her teammates here and all who knew her. On behalf of the entire Cyclone family, I extend our deep condolences to Celia’s family and her many friends and teammates at Iowa State. We are deeply saddened.”
Barquin Arozamena was the 2018 Big 12 champion and the Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year in 2018.
“We are all devastated,” Iowa State head women’s golf coach Christie Martens said in a statement put out by the university. “Celia was a beautiful person who was loved by all her teammates and friends. She loved Iowa State and was an outstanding representative for our school. We will never forget her competitive drive to be the best and her passion for life.”
The Iowa State Athletics Department will honor Barquin Arozamena’s memory at Saturday’s football game vs. Akron, according to a statement released by the university.