The Oklahoma State University community including the residents of Stillwater are still trying to come to grips with the losses of women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke, assistant coach Miranda Serna and OSU alumni Olin and Paula Branstetter. The four were killed Thursday night in a plane crash in Perry County, Arkansas.
The school cancelled scheduled games for the team this weekend and a memorial will be held Monday afternoon on campus at 1 p.m. CT in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The service is open to the public.
The shock of the incident is underscored by the eeriness of it happening in the tenth year after a plane carrying the school’s men’s basketball team crashed in field