A rugby player who attended the University of Texas has died after suffering a head injury in a rugby match near Lawrence.
Stephanie Flores was a member of the Texas Rugby Union All-Star Team and was playing in a tournament game on April 10 at the Westwick Rugby Complex on Douglas County Road 458 southwest of Lawrence.
She died on Thursday after being treated in a Kansas City-area hospital, said her coach, Traci Schmidtke.
She hit the ground after a tackle, but Schmidtke said there was nothing abnormal or malicious about the tackle, she said.
“This was just an unfortunate tragedy,” Schmidtke said.