Former Wisconsin-Stout standout killed in Costa Rica crash
MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — Coaches and teammates are mourning the death of former University of Wisconsin-Stout basketball standout and Thorp, Wisconsin, native Amanda Geissler.
The California-based adventure travel company Backroads has confirmed that Geissler was one of 10 Americans killed in a charter plane crash Sunday in Costa Rica. Two crew members also died.
Geissler was a guide for Backroads. She was a point guard at Wisconsin-Stout from 2003-07. Head coach Mark Thomas tells KSTP-TV that Geissler is remembered for never being afraid of anything and never accepting failure.
Former assistant coach Erin Sullivan says Geissler wanted to travel and live a life filled with adventure.
Thomas said a number of Geissler’s former teammates were gathering Monday to remember her.
The other U.S. citizens who died in the plane crash were part of a tour organized by Backroads.