There is some sad news to report from the college basketball world. On Sunday night, Cal State-Fullerton women’s assistant basketball coach Monica Quan was found murdered. According to the news, the 28-year-old assistant was shot to death in her car along with her fiance. The case is being investigated as a double-homicide and not a murder-suicide.
There are no motives and no suspects at this time.
“It doesn’t appear they were robbed,” Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen said, via the Orange County Register. “There’s no obvious motive.”
Cal State-Fullerton issued a statement on the loss of Quan:
“We can confirm that the information we have at this time indicates that Cal State Fullerton Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Monica Quan was a victim in what law enforcement is characterizing as an apparent double homicide in Irvine.
The loss of any member of the Titan family causes our community great grief, but the loss of one of our own under these circumstances is indeed tragic and heartwrenching.
We hope that Monica’s family and friends will feel and be comforted by our support during this difficult time. Counselors will be working with our staff and student-athletes as we all begin to struggle with the suddenness of losing such a special member of our university.”
Thoughts and condolences go out to the entire Quan family. It will be a tough road ahead for the basketball program, but sometimes this type of adversity can bring a group of people together.