Northwestern rower Mohammed Ramzan drowned after falling overboard during crew practice on Monday. He was 19.
Ramzan's body was recovered in the North Shore Channel in a Chicago suburb around 9:30 p.m. CT, approximately 14 hours after the start of Monday's practice.
After Ramzan fell in the water, seven rowers and a coxswain frantically looked for him. One rower and a coach jumped into the frigid water and couldn't locate the freshman from Auburn, Wash.
"We extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Mohammed's family and friends for this tragic loss," Northwestern vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin said in a statement. "The loss affects us all, and we urge all members of our community to reach out and support one another."
Crew is a club sport at Northwestern with a history that dates back to the 1980s.
The crew team honored Ramzan on Instagram.
"It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our teammates, Mohammed Ramzan," the post began. "Mohammed will be remembered as one of Northwestern Crew's most perseverant athletes and friendliest faces. We will miss him dearly. We send our deepest condolences to Mohammed's friends and family. We sincerely appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers, and support during this difficult time." #OneTeamOneNorthwestern