Alumna Bethany Moore hits the ball during her singles match against Butler for the Fall Dual on Sept. 20, 2015 at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center. Breanna Daugherty, DN File
Former Ball State women's tennis player dies in car accident
Former Ball State women's tennis player Bethany Moore, 23, died in a two-car accident in Noblesville Wednesday morning.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a head-on collision in the area of Strawtown Avenue and Prairie Baptist Road around 7 a.m., where medical personnel pronounced Moore dead at the scene.
Cardinals women's tennis coach Max Norris says he remembers Moore as a loyal and honest person.
"That’s the unfortunate part about life — it can be taken away very quickly," Norris said. "The very first reaction I had was just to try and remember all the positive things that happened and all of the positive things she was as a person."
As a senior at Ball State in 2016, Moore helped the women's tennis team win its first-ever Mid-American Conference Championship, going 5-2 in singles play and 19-4 in doubles matches.
In 2014 she earned an Honorable Mention on the Academic All-MAC team, and Ball State was an ITA All-Academic team in all four of Moore's years playing for the Cardinals.
“I just am bummed for the future players here that will never get the chance to meet her and know all the great things she brought to the program and why the program was so successful — in part because of her," Norris said.
Before attending Ball State, Moore went 103-6 at Lebanon High School, where she lettered all four years and received first team All-State, All-District and All-Conference honors.
Norris says his thoughts are with Moore's parents.
"No matter if things were going well for Bethany or not, if she was playing or if she wasn’t playing, her parents were so classy and I just always remembered that," Norris said. "I just feel so awful for them.”
The other driver, a 33-year-old man from Anderson, was transported to the hospital for unspecified complaints of pain.
The sheriff’s department said toxicology results for both drivers are still pending.
If you have any information, contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Team at 317-773-1282.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society Of Boone County P.O. Box 708, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be sent to www.strawmyerdrury.com.