Gone Too Young! 21-Year-Old Missouri College Volleyball Player, Shelby Lee Meyer, Dies After Falling From A Ladder

September 25, 2019

The death of young ones is tough and one of the hardest to let go. Family and friends are mourning the death of Shelby Lee Meyer a college volleyball player who sadly passed away at the age of 21.

Shelby, Missouri, was a member of the Columbia College Women's Volleyball team known as Cougars. She had joined after her transfer from Mineral Area Community College. According to KSDK, she had played in all of the Cougars’ 12 games this season, and led the team in victory.

RIP Shelby!

The volleyball player died in an off-campus accident while trying to climb a ladder to the roof of a building on September 21. The news of her death was confirmed in a statement by Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple.

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that we have lost another member of the Columbia College community. Sadly, student Shelby Meyer died in a tragic accident early Saturday morning off-campus. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to Shelby's family, friends, and teammates.

The Columbia Police Department in a release also said the young lady was rushed to the ER after officers responded to call of a fall. Shelby fell off a ladder while attempting to get to the apartment building’s rooftop.

Sadly, the college player did not make it as she died in the emergency room. Though the police don’t suspect any foul play in Meyer’s death, an investigation has been launched into the accident.

People react to the news of Shelby's passing


Prayers for the team and her family. She was a great person to watch play. 🙏🙌


Prayers from the Valley for you all and the Meyers. 🧡💜💙


😇🙏🏻Prayers for Sami and all her family!!! A cougar that will be missed🐱🐯


Praying for the team and her family through this very hard time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Meyer family at this very difficult time.