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CSU remembers student who died in ski crash

Posted: 6:08 PM, Apr 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-28 00:22:29Z

Catie Abeyta, the 20-year-old woman who died after crashing into a tree at Breckenridge ski resort Sunday, was one of 86 people honored in a remembrance ceremony at Colorado State University this week.

The event, titled Rams Remember Rams , honored CSU students, staff, faculty and retired employees who passed away during this academic year.

"Many students in attendance were members of Fraternity and Sorority Life, coming to provide support and condolences to members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, who recently lost a sister, sophomore biological science major Catie Abeyta," officials said.

“I’m a member of the FSL community and though I didn’t know her, when one of your own leaves this community, it really affects us all,” said Rachel, who preferred to give only her first name. “She contributed a lot to her philanthropy and her chapter as well as this school. Kappa Kappa Gamma, we as a community are here for you and here to support you … FSL and CSU will be here for you.” 

Authorities say Abeyta crashed on the intermediate Monte Cristo run on Peak 7 on Sunday.

County Coroner Regan Wood says Abeyta was wearing a helmet but died of blunt-force injuries.

(PHOTO: Facebook, February 2015)

Abeyta graduated from Denver's George Washington High School in 2014.

She worked as a lifeguard at WaterWorld, according to her Facebook profile page.