When the news that broke Friday morning that Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna were killed in a plane crash in Arkansas Thursday night, many sports figures went to Twitter to send their thoughts, prayers and condolences the OSU community.
Here is a compilation of those messages:
OSU football coach Mike Gundy: "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Kurt, Miranda and @OSUCowgirlHoops."
OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden: "My thoughts and prayers go out to the Budke and Serna families. 2 great people #osufamily"
OSU wide receiver Justin Blackmon: "Thoughts and prayers go out to Budke and Serna family #inshock"
OSU wide receiver Isaiah Anderson: “Tomorrow is never promised so make the most of every opportunity. Keeping budke and serna in our prayers #weinthistogether #cowboynation”
Former OSU offensive lineman/Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung: “Amazing how we go to sleep every night thinking we are guaranteed to wake up the next morning. My heart goes out to all of their families.”
Former OSU cornerback Andrew McGee: "Wow, I can't believe this! Praying for the Budke family. and the OSU girls basketball team.."
Oklahoma guard Whitney Hand: "Praying for the entire OSU family. Life is so precious. We love you all and are with you through this."
OU defensive back Tony Jefferson: "Prayers for OSU. That's not something you wanna wake up to. Sendin my love to Stillwater."
Former OU guard Danielle Robinson: "Praying for the whole OSU family! Life is just too short. We are all with you through this tough time."
Thunder forward Kevin Durant: "Praying for them RT @ESPNU: A terrible tragedy for the OSU and women's basketball family. We are sorry for their loss."
Missouri guard Kim English: “I always stop and say a prayer @ the memorial in Galagher Iba arena 4 the families of the last plane crash victims. Crazy it happened again.”
WNBA: “Our thoughts & prayers are with the @OSUAthletics Women's Basketball community today.”
Former OU men's basketball coach Jeff Capel: “Thoughts and prayers go out to the Ok.St family. At a loss for words. Was with Kurt a month ago.”
Former OSU softball player Mariah Gearhart: “Some of the worst news to wake up to, even more when my coach and my boyfriend are both on a plane right now too. #prayers to my okstate fam.”
Former OSU forward Marshall Moses: “Coach Budke was an EXCELLENT EXCELLENT coach, and Coach Serna believed in me when no one else did. she always encouraged me…”
Former OSU guard/forward Marcus Dove: “Coach Budke and Serna we be missed they were good coaches but even BETTER PEOPLE! We will make it thru this
Former OSU linebacker Orie Lemon: “I just ask that everyone prayers go up for the familes of the women's basketball coaches at Oklahoma State that passed the fatal accident.”
Rutgers associate head coach Carlene Mitchell: “Devastated! Lost a great friend, mentor and coach! Kurt Budke gave me a chance as a player and helped Groom me as a coach.”
Texas A&M post Kelsey Bone: “Our team just gathered in the airport to pray for the entire OSU family… Words can't even describe the shock.”
OU softball player Katie Norris: “My heart goes out to the Budke and Serna families. God couldn't have asked for a better man to join him than Coach Budke.”
OU basketball player Lyndsey Cloman: “Prayers and thoughts go out to the OSU family and the Women's basketball team. Just heart breaking news.”
Former OSU wrestler/MMA fighter Jake Rosholt: “My prayers go out to OSU women's basketball & the families of head coach Kurt Budke & Miranda Serna. Another terrible tragedy for O-State.”
Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly: “When I heard the news of another OSU tragedy I had to stop the car as I honestly felt like I was going to be sick—HUGE LOSS-TOO SOON!!”