This morning, the women's basketball family was shocked to learn the Oklahoma State Women's Head Coach Kurt Budke and Assistant Coach Miranda Serna were tragically killed last night in a plane crash. The two were returning to Stillwater from a recruiting trip. Also killed in the crash were former Oklahoma State Senator Olin Branstetter, and his wife, Paula. Senator Branstetter was the pilot.
What does this teach us and where do we go from here? It should teach us that no matter who what or where, death will find us. Death doesn't matter how much or less money you have and we should be ready everyday as we are not promised another minute. We should alway surround ourselves with people we love and love us and we should cherish our time on earth. Never forget where you come from but look to where you are going. Be passionate and never leave mad. Always tell the people around you how much they mean and let your actions speak. Refrain from calling names and fill that with love and encouragement. Be the role model for everyone you come in contact with.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Family, the victims families and friends. We always hope and pray for safe travels for these teams as they travel cross-country but especially today when they travel with heavy hearts.