Vanderbilt University has paid for the funeral of freshman pitcher Donny Everett, a school spokesman confirmed to The Tennessean ‘s Adam Sparks on Tuesday.
Universities, per NCAA bylaws, can use their Student-Athlete Special Assistance Fund to assist student-athletes and their families with special financial needs, according to Sparks. Vanderbilt used a portion of its fund to pay all the expenses of Everett’s funeral, which began at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Among those reported to be in attendance are the Vanderbilt baseball team and coach Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and the chancellor of Vanderbilt, Nicholas Zeppos.
Corbin also took time to speak to Autumn Allison of The Leaf Chronicle’s (Clarksville, Tenn.) on the kind of person Everett was at Vanderbilt.
Tim Corbin speaks to media at Donny Everett's memorial service. pic.twitter.com/PanYFVRg7J
— Autumn Allison (@Aallison25) June 7, 2016
Everett drowned at Lake Norman in Coffee County, Tenn., on Thursday.