Ohio State Still Honoring Connor Senn
Any young man who comes to Ohio State to play soccer this year, or 10 years, or 20 years, or 30 years from now – or more – will know about Connor Senn. Connor was a freshman walk-on who collapsed while playing a match at Akron in 2001.
Connor died at the age of 18, a victim of a heart abnormality that at the time was essentially undetectable. Each spring, the program plays the Connor Senn Memorial match. It's raised enough money to both endow a scholarship in Connor's name and now partner with Ohio State University Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.
"We're at the 10th anniversary of Connor's death, and we've come an amazing way in the last 10 years," said Dr. Peter Mohler, a researcher at Ohio State's Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. "We've advanced in our understanding of diagnostic tools, drugs, and ways we can use [combinations of methods] to test not only athletes but children who also have the same issues.”
Read more of Connor's story featured on ESPN.com
Learn more about Dr. Mohler's research
Donate to the Connor Senn Research and Symposium Fund on Congenital Heart Disease in Athletes