ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca College student has died after an off-campus incident, IC President Shirley Collado said in a statement to the community Friday.
Jase Barrack, who was a junior athletic training student, sustained a serious injury last week. Collado said Friday that his family made the very difficult decision to remove life support at Cayuga Medical Center.
Barrack came to Ithaca College from Allendale, New Jersey, where he graduated in 2016 from Northern Highlands Regional High School. The college said Barrack was an outstanding student and student athlete and was passionate about soccer. He was a goalie on his high school team and the college’s club soccer team. He was also on the staff of the Madigan Soccer Academy summer camp. At Ithaca College, he was the athletic trainer for the women’s softball team.
“I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies to Jase’s family, friends, classmates, teammates, professors, and all who are affected by this tragedy, which comes at a time when our campus community is collectively celebrating the end of the academic year. I ask that we please pause to keep Jase and his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers, and to please continue to look out for one another,” Collado said in a statement.
There will be a campus gathering at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13 in Muller Chapel.
As always, support services for students are available through the Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-274-3136. Students needing immediate assistance should contact the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333 or the on-duty residential life staff. Faculty and staff can access the counseling services of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) by calling 1-800-327-2255.
Photo courtesy of Ithaca College Men’s Club Soccer Facebook.