It is with deep sadness that we report that we lost one of our sisters, former Oregon Duck Geri Ann Glasco died in a fatal car crash in Louisiana on the I-10 sometime after 1:00 am.
The five car pile up involved her vehicle that was struck from behind forcing her car into the back of an 18-wheeler.
Glasco, the daughter of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette head coach, was 24 years old and served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
She started her freshman career at the University of Georgia where she was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year and then transferred to the University of Oregon her junior year.
Glasco was a feared hitter and a staple pitcher helping lead the Ducks to two Pac-12 Conference Titles. One of the most memorable moments in her career was hitting three home runs in one game against Washington.
The youngest of three was an active member of the community at Oregon working at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in Portland, accumulated over 300 volunteer hours helping in elementary schools, participated in Read Across America and Special Olympics, volunteered at a food pantry and planted trees for Trees for Humanity.
During her high school career, she was named the National Gatorade Player of the Year and was Georgia 3A Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year.
In 2016, she was drafted at the No. 20 pick by the Akron Racers.
We will miss Geri Ann and all that she gave to the sport. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Glasco family.
Funeral and Visitation information for @G_Glasco12 is attached. Thank you all for you love and support during this very difficult time. ❤️ In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to https://t.co/S8NcjHhO9y. https://t.co/JWZ2j8NDuW— Tara Archibald (@CoachArchibald) January 26, 2019
Rest in love my G💚🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/kQloYvJJsV— Megan Kleist (@MeganKleist) January 24, 2019
I wanted to share an excerpt of the letter I wrote on Geri Ann’s behalf 7 years ago when she was a senior in hs & a finalist for GA Gatorade POY. She went on to win the Gatorade National POY. She was a hell of a player, but better person. pic.twitter.com/OPMYOMOZCA— Alisa Goler Perrin (@agoler35) January 25, 2019
Ever since we met in high school, we had a very special connection. I am very blessed to have gotten to know you like I did. This friendship, love and our memories will never be lost. I love you Geri Ann. Wish I could tell you one more time. pic.twitter.com/Ck6a4AXfKj— Jenna Lilley (@jenna_kate00) January 24, 2019
It’s hard to find words to express how I feel right now. All I know is that I have been blessed to coach a wonderful young woman taken tragically from us this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with the Glasco family as we all search for the reason why. Love you G!— Mike White (@TexasCoachWhite) January 24, 2019
Playing alongside you reminded me why I fell in love with this game in the first place. You always had a smile on your face & your laugh was infectious. Your light will be missed G! I can only imagine what you’re seeing right now.— Jen Gilbert (@jengilbert25) January 24, 2019
Rest in Heaven beautiful❤️ pic.twitter.com/9UriLvk5ge
You are one of the best people I know. One of the kindest human beings I have ever met. You were selfless, loving, and would do anything for anyone no questions asked. I’m so glad I was able to be your teammate❤️ I love you and I’m gonna miss you tremendously. pic.twitter.com/LdtmA4DkDP— Cheridan Hawkins (@CheridanH11) January 24, 2019