“Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed. Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.” - ISU Athletics Director Jamie Pollard— Iowa State WGolf (@CycloneWGOLF) September 18, 2018
A 22-year-old man is charged with murdering a former Iowa State University golf star. The body of Celia Barquín Arozamena was found at a golf course in Ames, Iowa Monday morning. Police say she'd been assaulted before she was killed. The 22-year-old was the 2018 Big 12 Conference women's golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year. Collin Daniel Richards is charged with first-degree murder.