Police have confirmed a 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of amateur golf champion Celia Barquin Arozamena, who was found dead at a golf course in Ames, Iowa, on Monday.
According to ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg (via ABC News), the local police named Collin Daniel Richards as the suspect.
The police shared the statement via Twitter:
According to the report, a cause of death has not been determined. Officers did determine an assault took place.
The 22-year-old Barquin Arozamena was a student at Iowa State, winning the 2018 Big 12 Championship and the Cyclones' Female Athlete of the Year Award, per Rittenberg. She was completing a civil engineering degree.
Barquin Arozamena qualified for this year's United States Women's Open Championship and won the European Ladies Amateur Championship in Slovakia.
Athletics director Jamie Pollard mourned the Spain native:
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“Celia had an infectious smile, a bubbly personality and anyone fortunate enough to know her was blessed. Our Cyclone family mourns the tragic loss of Celia, a spectacular student-athlete and ISU ambassador.” - ISU Athletics Director Jamie Pollard 🔗https://t.co/NmFiYlvvOV https://t.co/qHVaqFE2jS
Per the Cyclones' official website, Barquin will be honoured during Saturday's football game against Akron.