STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State University says women's
basketball coach Kurt Budke ('BUD-kee) and assistant coach Miranda
Serna were killed in a plane crash in central Arkansas.
The university said in a news release Friday that the two were
on a recruiting trip to Arkansas when the plane crashed near
Perryville, about 45 miles west of Little Rock.
The university says the plane's pilot and another passenger also
died in the crash. Their names were not released and OSU said they
were not associated with the university.
Ten men associated with the OSU men's basketball team died in a
plane crash in Colorado in January 2001
Former Lady Saint coach Jim Littell will be the interim head coach
for the Cowgirls who are 1-0 after a win over Rice. OSU will not play
their scheduled games for this weekend. OSU counselers and athletic
staff are offering assistance to the Cowgirl student athletes.