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The coroner’s office says Meyer’s death was self-inflicted.
Meyer was goalkeeper and captain of the Stanford Women’s Soccer team.
Meyer’s parents spoke with the “Today” show Friday.
“We had no red flags. She was excited. She had a lot on her plate. She had a lot going on. But she was, she was happy. She was in great spirits,” mom Gina said.
Gina says she and her husband spoke with Katie on FaceTime a few hours before she died.
Meyer was recovering from surgery. She tweeted at the beginning of February about having surgery to address pain she had been feeling for about a year.
At the time she said she was expecting an 8-to-10-week recovery.
She said she was in great spirits and excited to be caring for her body.
Meyer was an international relations major and a history minor.
“Her friends describe her as a larger-than-life team player in all her pursuits,” the University said in a statement about Katie.
“There are no words to express the emptiness that we feel at this moment,” the statement continued.
Stanford Women’s Soccer simply wrote, “We love you, Katie,” in a post with pictures of the athlete on Instagram.
A GoFundMe for Meyer’s family to help with funeral expenses was set up this week.