Student Dies During Rugby Game

An Asbury University student has died while taking part in a rugby game on campus in Wilmore just months before he was set to graduate. Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes says that 24-year-old Jeff McMillan of Florence collapsed at about 1:25 p.m. EDT Saturday and was pronounced dead a short time later at St. Joseph Jessamine in Nicholasville. Hughes said the cause of death appeared to be natural, but autopsy results would include a determination. The university, on its website, confirmed McMillan’s death. University spokesman Brad Johnson said the one-thousand seven-hundred students of the private non-denominational Christian school were scheduled to celebrate McMillan’s life during a chapel service at ten a.m. EDT Monday in Hughes Auditorium. A memorial service will be scheduled later this week in Florence.

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