The Bethune-Cookman University family is mourning the death this week of one of its students.
According to a press release from B-CU, Juan David Munoz, a junior business major and tennis player for B-CU, was driving a motorcycle Sunday on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard at 8:15 p.m. when he and his passenger, Pablo Pritchard, were involved in a collision with a pickup truck.
Munoz, 20, was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. at Halifax Hospital. His family, who lives in Colombia, South America, was notified of his passing. Pritchard, a freshman from Spain, was listed in stable condition at Halifax earlier this week, according to the university.
In the statement, Munoz was described as an “outstanding tennis player.’’
Remembered at golf tourney
Ryan Fricker, a sophomore on the golf team, finished 11-under-par en route to claiming the individual tournament award Tuesday at the Adams Cup of Newport/Cleveland Golf Classic hosted by the University of Rhode Island at the Newport National Golf Club. After the win, he dedicated it to Munoz.
Several members of the men’s and women’s golf teams for the Wildcats were close with Munoz and dedicated their performances to him.
“I was close to Juan,” said Fricker. “I hung out with him a lot. It was shocking to hear the news about his death, and it really still hasn’t sunk in yet. But I wanted to win this tournament for him. I feel like it was my way of saying ‘good bye’, sort of.”
B-CU made counselors available to students throughout the week and prayer sessions were held in the Center for Civic Engagement.