LMC hosts memorial service for cyclist Baab Jan. 12

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Article Published: Jan. 10, 2012 | Modified: Jan. 13, 2012
LMC hosts memorial service for cyclist Baab Jan. 12

Lees-McRae College will honor the memory of late student Megan Baab at a service Jan. 12 on campus.

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Lees-McRae College will hold a memorial service to honor freshman cyclist Megan Baab, who died in a tragic training accident last month, on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in Evans Auditorium.

Baab, a native of Euless, Texas, was a four-discipline rider for the Lees-McRae cycling team and had competed on the national level at both USA Cycling National Championships (track and mountain bike) this season for the Bobcats. She was slated to compete in January at the USA Cycling Cyclocross Championships for Lees-McRae.

According to reports, Baab, 19, was traveling north on U.S. 221 in Altamont, N.C., when a southbound truck crossed the center line and struck her. Baab was airlifted to Johnson City (Tenn.) Medical Center, but was pronounced dead soon after arrival from the injuries sustained.

“We all remember Megan as a bright and bubbly member of our campus community,” LMC president Barry Buxton said. “She always had a smile on her face and a friendly word to say. Her contributions to our campus were noteworthy, even though we were only able to share a single semester with her. We send our most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends in Texas and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

The Lees-McRae athletic department will offer a streaming webcast of the service via lmcbobcats.com. Those interested in watching the broadcast can access the live stream by clicking on the “America One” link on the right-hand side of the homepage.

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