First-year student passes away

Nicholas Marshall died Tuesday, according to email to U.Va. community

First-year College student Nicholas Marshall passed away Tuesday, according to an email sent out to the University community by Dean of Students Allen Groves Tuesday afternoon. 

Marshall came to the University from Atlanta, Ga., and was a member of the Virginia men’s rowing team. He was a resident of Lile-Maupin House. 

“Although having only been on Grounds for a little over a semester, Nick had started on a road of high academic achievement, performing exceptionally well in the classroom,” Groves said. 

“Outside the classroom, Nick was a novice rower on the Virginia Men’s Rowing team,” Groves added. “He is described as being an exceptionally hard worker in the early morning hours the rowers put in at the boathouse on the Rivanna Reservoir, never missing practice. He displayed promising speed as a rower and was already viewed as a significant contributor to the team’s competitive success.” 

Groves’s email did not state the cause of Marshall’s death. 

Marshall is survived by his parents, David and Gina Marshall, and his brother Alex Marshall, a student at Georgia Tech.

It is unclear if Marshall’s death is related to reports of a body that was reportedly found near the Culbreth Road Parking Garage Tuesday. Reporters from The Cavalier Daily observed police moving what appeared to be a body bag into a vehicle around 1:00 p.m. 

Ben Rexrode, the University Police Department’s community service and crime prevention coordinator, did not respond to a voicemail and email seeking comment by time of publication. 

This is a developing story. 

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