MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials with Minnesota State University-Mankato said Wednesday the school is mourning the death of a student.
The school’s athletic department confirmed that Adam Ellingson, a Rochester native, died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning.
Ellingson graduated from Rochester Lourdes in 2015 and played baseball at MSU-Mankato. He was a three-year letter winner at Rochester Lourdes as a catcher and pitcher, and also played football on the 2014 state championship team.
“We are all deeply saddened by Adam’s loss,” MSU-Mankato baseball coach Matt Magers. “He represented all of the qualities we look for in a Maverick Baseball student-athlete.”
School officials have not released any information about the circumstances surrounding Ellingson’s death.
The Minnesota Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday that they investigated Ellingson’s death due its unexplained nature, and have concluded that there is no health threat to the student body, especially those who were his close contacts.
Memorial services are pending.