U.T. Grad Student Collapses at Rec Center

Knoxville (WVLT) -- We now know the name of the UT grad student who collapsed and died at a campus rec center two days ago. .

Nathan Stephens, 22, of Murfreesboro was playing basketball when he had a seizure and passed out at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.

The Murfreesboro Daily News reports that Nathan played intramural basketball at UT and helped his high school win the District 7 AAA championship.

Investigators say there were no signs of anything out of the ordinary, prior to Nathan's collapse.

HPER, pronounced hyper, as it is known on campus is the oldest rec center still in use at UT.

Its basketball courts are not air conditioned, and when he collapsed, outside temperatures were well into the nineties.

Officials have not said whether there will be an autopsy.

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