Union College student gymnast
injured in practice
A member of the Gymnaires, Union College’s acrobatic gymnastics team, was seriously injured Wednesday night when she fell while setting up an apparatus during the team’s regular practice.
Heather Boulais, a 23-year-old senior elementary education major from Laguna Niguel, Calif., has been hospitalized in Lincoln and is currently listed in critical condition.
“We are doing everything we can to support Heather’s family, friends and teammates,” said Pastor Rich Carlson, vice president for spiritual life. “We have made counselors available for those who need it.”
The gymnasium is closed until further notice. All classes in the gymnasium and the men’s and women’s Warrior basketball games scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled.
The safety of students is the top priority for Union College and administrators are cooperating with the authorities who are investigating the incident.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Heather’s family and friends,” said Carlson. “Please join us in prayer for her recovery.”
More information will be available at www.ucollege.edu as it is available.