Iowa State's tribute to Celia Barquín Arozamena.

On Monday, former Iowa State golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena was found dead on a golf course in Ames, Iowa, with 22-year-old man Collin Daniel Richards charged with her murder later that day. The 22-year-old Barquín Arozamena won the European Ladies Amateur Championship in July, and she was the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State’s female athlete of the year. The Cyclones had planned to honor her for the latter award during Saturday’s football game against Akron. Instead, they turned the game into a tribute to her, having fans wear yellow and honoring her with the band spelling out her initials, a videoboard tribute and a moment of silence:

Here’s a look at the stadium, with many fans following the request to wear yellow (one of Iowa State’s main colors, but also Barquín Arozamena’s favorite color, and a tribute to her Spanish roots), and many donning golf shirts:

Here’s the full video tribute:

Both teams had CBA helmet decals honoring Barquín Arozamena, and Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell also wore a Cyclones’ golf cap and a CBA patch on his shirt:

And fans in the stands had plenty of signs in memory of her too:

Other Iowa State teams and other Big 12 teams also honored her this week:

And famed Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia paid tribute to Barquín Arozamena too:

This is a heartbreaking story, but it is impressive to see all the schools and teams that have come together to pay tribute to Barquín Arozamena. She clearly made an impact on many at Iowa State and beyond, and she’ll long be remembered.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.