Former Kansas football player Regan Gibbs died Monday at the age of 25.
The Lawrence Police Department said officers were called to Gibbs’ apartment on Monday night, by TMZ Sports. There they found Chad Marek, 26, and a “mortally wounded” Gibbs.
Gibbs, a former Jayhawks goaltender, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Marek was arrested on suspicion of murder and police say “domestic violence is being investigated as a contributing factor” to Gibbs’ death. Marek and Gibbs got married last fall.
The Kansas Football Program issued a statement on Gibbs’ death.
“Our football program is heartbroken to learn of the tragic loss of Regan. She was a wonderful teammate and young woman, and touched so many during her time at Kansas. Regan will always be remembered for the impact what she has had on and off the pitch. We share our condolences with her family, friends and teammates during this difficult time,” said head coach Mark Francis.
Gibbs adapted for the Jayhawks from 2015-18. Her 1.01 goals-against average in 446 minutes of action in her first season set the program record for a freshman goaltender.
A GoFundMe was created to support Gibbs’ family during this difficult time.
“Regan had a precious soul and she was loved by all who knew her. She leaves behind her family which includes four young sisters who are heartbroken by this tragic loss,” the page read.