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(WBIR) A University of Tennessee student passed away Monday after a longboarding accident in Yosemite National Park.

Kathryn Erlene Hopkins, 20, of Martinez, Calif. transferred to UT last fall and was a communications studies major. She was also a member of UT's Sigma Kappa sorority.

UT officials learned of her passing early Monday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends in California and the many members of our campus community who were part of her life at UT," the university said in a statement.

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