Shippensburg University is mourning the loss of Brooke Emery, a sophomore exercise science major and hurdler on the women’s track and field team.
Brooke passed on Friday, Sept. 3 and her funeral was held on Saturday Sept. 11 in Brookville, PA. Family and friends could also watch a live stream of the service.
Memorial contributions can be made in Brooke’s name to the Brookville Track Booster Club.
On Friday Sept. 10, the Shippensburg community held a vigil on the track for Brooke where students and faculty could stop by and pay their respect.
SU offers friends and family of Brooke their condolences and those on campus help from one of their many on-campus counseling and support services.
Shippensburg University interim president, Charles Patterson, sent an email to all SU community members regarding Emery’s passing.
“Brooke will be deeply missed by her teammates, friends and all those who knew her,” said Patterson.
Emery was a member of the 2021 SU women’s outdoor track and field Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championship team as a freshman. She placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May.
Emery recorded a personal best 13.61 100-meter dash at the IUP Invitiational last season and a personal best 15.27 in the 100-meter hurdles at the Paul Kaiser Classic.
A graduate of Brookville Jr./Sr. High School, Brooke was also a PSAC Scholar-Athlete while studying to become a physician’s assistant.
Emery will be missed not only on the track but in the Shippensburg community and by her friends and family.