Ava Hingson has sadly passed away. Ava Hingson who was a Sewanee horse rider died due to a tragic riding accident.

The University Of The South Sewanee released an official statement about the sudden demise of Ava.

The message which was sent by Vice-Chancellor Brigety via email to the Campus community reads below:-

Vice-Chancellor Brigety sent this email to the campus community tonight. Please keep Ava’s family, friends, classmates, and professors in your thoughts and prayers:

“I am deeply saddened to report that Ava Hingson, C’23, from Cornwall, Connecticut, died late this afternoon after being thrown from a horse during a trail ride. Her family has been notified.

The Sewanee Police Department and Grundy EMS responded to the accident call and transported Ava to the STRHS-Sewanee hospital.

Please know that there is staff available for student support from 7 to 10 p.m. this evening. Staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Dean of Students Office will be available on the patio in front of the new Wellness Commons. The University chaplain and other members of the chapel staff will be present at All Saints’ Chapel during that time as well.

If you or another student finds yourself in crisis, please call 931.598.1700 for immediate assistance. CAPS offers same-day appointments Monday through Friday at 931.598.1325.

Ava was a wonderful young woman, full of life and love. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and the entire Sewanee community.

As a community, we will support our students and one another as we grieve together. Announcements about a forthcoming service will come from the Chaplain’s Office.”

The Kappa Delta at the University of South also reacted to the death of Ave Hingson.

Penning down their tribute they wrote – It is with unimaginable grief that we share that today, our sister Ava passed away in a tragic accident. She was a vision of light and someone whose deep kindness we all wanted to embody.

She illuminated every space she entered. She appreciated every detail of the world around her, reminding us all of the beauty and light within it because of the love with which she viewed it.

Her legacy lives on in the lives she changed with her own kindness and generosity, and especially with her unique ability to see and bring out the best in every person. Ava never met a stranger. She is an irreplaceable piece of all of our lives: her empathy, intentionality, and authenticity were unparalleled. She will always be a part of our circle.

AOT to our beautiful, radiant, and truly lovely Ava. We will miss you every single day but we will carry on the spirit of the magnificent person you were with every act of kindness and light going forward.

We will remember you with every sunset we see, every moment of love we share, and every ray of light we feel. The pure goodness you embodied remains intangible. We love you forever.