By: Bernadette Koff
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa — Psychology major and senior on the women’s outdoor track and field team, Tamara Ovejera passed away last Thursday. Shippensburg University morns her lost and extends its condolences to her family and friends.
A funeral celebrating Ovejera’s life will be held next Saturday, December 16 at Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church in Frederick MD. A viewing will be held from 11 – 1pm followed by the service.
Ovejera was a member of the indoor track team for three seasons ending her career last March with All-American Second Team honors in the shot put. She holds the school-record in shot put with a throw of 48 feet, 0 1/2 inches.
In outdoor track she also holds the school record in shot put (47 feet, 11 1/4 inches), discus (159 feet, 6 inches) and hammer (169 feet, 7 inches).
Members of the Counseling Center are available to provide support. The Counseling Center is located on the ground floor of Naugle Hall, and is opened weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.