Former LSU Hurdler Dies Suddenly

Former LSU hurdler and two-time All American Daeshon Gordon passed away suddenly Sunday morning.

The 22-year-old transferred from LSU to Northwestern State to finish her studies. Gordon was a star in the NSU Lady Demons for the last two seasons and aspired to be an elementary teacher.

"Our hearts go out to Daeshon's family, and to our track and field family, at this extremely difficult time," said Greg Burke, NSU's director of athletics. "There are no words to express the feelings that so many have when a young life ends abruptly and much before its time.

"Daeshon was a fierce competitor and a great teammate. I cherished the connection that she and I had that grew even stronger after she completed her eligibility in June and told me she was determined to be the first female member of her family to earn a college degree. I ask that the NSU Demon family keep Daeshon's family and our track and field program in their thoughts and prayers."

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