|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1985|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 2003|
Fresno, Sept. 27 - Shana Virginia Eriksson, the Fresno State student-athlete injured in a horseback riding accident late Wednesday afternoon, has died from her injuries.
University Police were notified of her death today (Sept. 27) shortly after 2 p.m. by the Fresno County Coroner's Office.
Miss Eriksson, 18 of Tahoe City, Calif., died at University Medical Center in Fresno where she had been in critical condition since the accident on the campus farm.
The university will observe a moment of silence for Shana at tonight's football game against Portland State at 7 p.m. at Bulldog Stadium. The moment of silence will occur immediately before the National Anthem.
The university also will lower flags to half mast across the campus on Monday.
The University Police Department and University officials are continuing their official review to determine the cause of the accident.
Shana was trailriding with two other students at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday when Eriksson's horse fell, University Police reported. One of the other students was slightly injured when she jumped from her horse. The third student was not injured.
All three are members of Fresno State's equestrian team. On Wednesday afternoon, the team met to hear details of the accident as well as receive assistance from university counselors.
Coach Chuck Smallwood asked the team to dedicate the upcoming season to Shana.
Think of her as living in the hearts
of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much
She is jumping clouds
on winged horses
Note: Younger stster Mia Eriksson, age 17 was killed in November of 2006 when her horse fell on her during an equestrian event at Galway Downs in Riverside, California
Trails End Cemetery
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Jul 31, 2009
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