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IVCC basketball star killed in Florida

Posted by wlpo on September 5, 2011

An athlete who led Illinois Valley Community College’s women’s basketball team to two regional championships has died.  Shannon Washington was killed early Sunday morning in Tallahassee, Florida after being stabbed in the neck.  A person has been charged with murder in her death.

Shannon earned a scholarship to attend Florida A&M while playing for the Lady Eagles last year.

IVCC Athletic Director Tommy Canale calls Shannon’s death a horrible tragedy.

IVCC Women’s basketball coach Patrick Cinotte says “what Shannon accomplished academically and athletically in the past two years will not be forgotten.”  He plans to attend her services in Sarasota.

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