The Iowa State football program will honor Celia Barquin Arozamena when they take the field against the Akron Zips on Saturday, Sept. 22. Barquin Arozamena, a student at Iowa State University, was found dead on a golf course in Ames, Iowa just months after winning the European Ladies’ Amateur championship in July. Celia, who was just 22 years old, was finishing up her degree at the university when she was murdered. Celia, a native of Puente San Miguel, Spain, was also the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year.
The Cyclones announced they would be honoring Barquin Aroamena following her death.
“We, among other Cyclone sport teams, will honor the life of Celia Barquin Arozamena with this decal. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to family, friends and teammates,” they wrote on Twitter.
We, among other Cyclone sport teams, will honor the life of Celia Barquin Arozamena with this decal. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to family, friends and teammates. #CycloneFamily pic.twitter.com/JCMLtkfZ93
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) September 18, 2018
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Iowa State’s equipment team tweeted out the photos of the decal on the team’s helmets.
— Cyclone Equipment (@CycloneEQUIP) September 19, 2018
Kickoff between Iowa State and Akron at Jack Trice Stadium is set for 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports.
Who is Celia Barquin Arozamena?
Celia was born on July 6, 1996, and was studying civil engineering. After a standout high school career as one of the top junior golfers in Spain, Celia made her way to the United States to join the Iowa State Cyclones team. She finished her senior year as a Big 12 Champion, First-Team All-Big 12, Big 12 All-Tournament Team, First-Team Academic All-Big 12, and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year.