Emporia State mourns loss of former cheerleader to motorcycle accident

Jordan Kelly
Jordan Kelly(Emporia State University Cheer Squad)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:55 AM CDT
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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Emporia State Cheer Squad is mourning the loss of a former cheerleader who died in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday.

The Emporia State University Cheer Squad says in a Facebook post that Jordan Kelly, a former cheerleader with the squad, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Wednesday morning on the Council Grove Lake dam.

According to the Squad, Kelly was a member of the 2019-2020 ESU Cheer Squad. It said she was a kind, sweet and caring person, who was a talented teammate that it will always be grateful to have known. It said she brought so much joy to the squad every day.

The Squad said it will miss Kelly tremendously and it extends its thoughts and prayers to her family and friends as they grieve the loss of such a bright life.

Angela Nunley, the head cheerleading coach at ESU said Jordan was always willing to try something new for cheer.

“Our team had a lot more confidence in her capabilities than she did she was very humble she never tried to be like ‘I can do this, I can do this’ she always wanted to try and her teammates thought she was amazing we all still think she’s amazing,” she said.

“I am deeply saddened to share with you the passing of Jordan Kelly, a junior nursing major and member of the ESU Cheer Squad from Council Grove,” said ESU President Allison D. Garrett. “Words cannot adequately express our thoughts at a time like this. Our campus is a community of compassion and caring, strength and support. We offer Jordan’s family, friends, classmates and the entire ESU community our deepest sympathies and support during this difficult time.”

Garrett said the university has counselors available at the Student Wellness Center for students and staff who would like to visit. To schedule a visit, call 620-341-5222.

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