CLEMSON, South Carolina, August 29. CLEMSON University freshman swimmer Amy Marie Moxie, 18, of Simpsonville, S.C., collapsed on campus Tuesday afternoon while jogging and was transported to Oconee Memorial Hospital, where she later died.
Moxie was a pre-business major who had just completed her first week as a Clemson student. She was on the roster for the 2007-08 Clemson swimming team as a middle distance swimmer. "We are deeply saddened by this sudden loss of a new member of the Clemson family, who already had significant ties to Clemson and many friends on campus and in the Upstate community," said Dean of Students Joy Smith. "Our sympathy and prayers are with her family and friends."
"Our heart goes out to the Moxie family," said Clemson Swimming and Diving Coach Christopher Ip. "Amy was so eager to come to Clemson and was looking forward to the start of practice. That is what she was doing today, jogging on her own in preparation for the beginning of practice. She is from a Clemson family through and through. Her sister is a sophomore nursing major. She grew up wanting to be a Clemson Tiger and she was passionate about being a part of our program. Everyone in our swimming program is saddened by her loss and we will give the Moxie family our total support in this difficult time."
Moxie was ranked in the top 10 in the state of South Carolina in the 400 free, the 800 free, the 1500 free, 200 back and 400 IM in 2007. Her Greenville Club team won the 2006 Spring State Championship. Moxie was state runner-up in the 200 free and 500 free in 2006 and was the South Carolina State Champion in the 500 free while a student at Mauldin High School in 2005.
Information about funeral arrangements and a campus memorial service will be announced when details are available.
Special thanks to Clemson for contributing this report. Swimming World Magazine's condolences go out to Moxie's family and friends and the entire Clemson community.