Wofford College basketball player and former Lower Richland standout Jeremiah Tate passed away over the weekend in a drowning incident in Lake Wylie, school officials confirmed today.
Tate was a rising junior at Wofford and drowned while serving as a youth counselor at YMCA Cam Thunderbird. He was 19 years-old.
“The entire Wofford College family is devastated and saddened today by the loss of Jeremiah Tate,” said Wofford athletics director Richard Johnson. “Jeremiah was such a dedicated, loved and respected member of the men’s basketball team.
“He had a wonderful personality and had many friends on campus extending outside the athletic department. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with his family. He will truly be missed.”
Tate played in 13 games in two seasons with the Terriers. He was a Bonner Scholar, a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of the National Honor Society. At Lower Richland, he played basketball for three years and was an Academic All-Star. He also ran the hurdles in track, earning All-Region and All-District honors. He was All-Region and All-District in cross country as well.