- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) - The coroner says an engineering student who was also on the football and track teams at Geneva College died of natural causes from a “cardiac event” after suddenly falling ill while studying.

Twenty-two-year-old Jonathan Antonishen, of Acme, Westmoreland County, was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver hospital where he died Monday night.

Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi says Wednesday that there was no sign of any congenital defect that caused the death.

Sports information director Van Zanic says Antonishen was the starting nose guard on the football team and competed in throwing events on the track and field team.

Zanic says Antonishen was “one of those guys everyone gravitated to.”

Ken Smith, president of the private school about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, says the school is mourning his “precious life.”


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