SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Jordyn Rivera was in her fourth year at California State University, San Bernardino. The university released a statement confirming her death.
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“It is with the utmost sadness I must report that a member of our campus community is among the victims,” university President Tomás Morales said.
Rivera was warm, optimistic and kind, he said.
Katie Ortega, who has known Rivera for years, said they played softball together as kids.
Rivera “was and always will be a role model to many,” Ortega said. “She would always make it a point to make every single individual feel special, always laughing at my stupid jokes.”
She was passionate about softball.
“That softball diamond was her heaven,” Ortega said.