20-year-old college tennis player dies in his sleep; no cause of death announced

Jack Madison — a 20-year-old member of Colorado College’s men’s tennis team — died in his sleep on Jan. 2 The Colorado College Tigers website reported. He was at home in Ohio, college, at the time of his death said in an alert.

the Colorado Springs Gazette said Madison’s cause of death was not disclosed.

A native of Bexley, Ohio, Madison was recruited by Columbus Academy to Colorado College, where he was a four-year letter winner and team captain in his senior year, the college said. Madison was twice named a first-team All-State player and was a three-year first-team All-League player at Columbus Academy, the college added. He was also a state finalist during his second and final season at the academy, the college said.

Marc Wurtzman, Columbus Academy youth tennis coach said the Columbus Dispatch that Madison “always put a smile on your face. Everyone loved Jack. Players from other teams loved Jack.

According to Dispatch, Madison was a sophomore at Colorado College.

“We are devastated by the tragic death of Jack Madison,” Colorado College vice president and athletic director Lesley Irvine said, according to the Tigers website. “Jack was a valued member of our men’s tennis program and his loss will be deeply felt throughout the athletics department and on campus.”

Tigers head coach Anthony Weber said: “The tennis program is deeply saddened by the news of Jack Madison’s death. Jack was one of the friendliest and most respectful student athletes we have had in our program. We will miss his selflessness and positive influence. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family as they deal with this tragic news,” the college reported.

Madison’s family added that he was “fascinated by language and words, sound and music, and obsessed with art. Jack encouraged our community to reflect and ponder more deeply—not to mention listen to new artists. He loved our CC community,” the college’s warning said.

Here’s a clip of Madison — wearing a baseball cap and standing to the right — during a May 2019 interview with Columbus Academy tennis teammates:

Drew Haffer, Arie Tuckerman and Jack Madison of Columbus Academyyoutube

A week after Madison’s death, an Air Force Academy cadet died suddenly after collapsing on his way to class. The Air Force Academy is north of Colorado Springs and Colorado College is in Colorado Springs.

Officials have not yet determined a cause of death for 21-year-old Cadet 3rd Class Hunter Brown. He was a second member of the Air Force Falcons football team, for which he played on offense and appeared in two games during the 2022 season.

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