Former Clemson volleyball player killed by stray bullet in Mexico


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Mirutenko lettered one season at Clemson and was also on the roster for the 2010 season, where she played five sets.
Mirutenko lettered one season at Clemson and was also on the roster for the 2010 season, where she played five sets.

Former Clemson volleyball player Tatiana Mirutenko was struck by a stray bullet and killed while celebrating her wedding anniversary on a trip to Mexico City over the weekend.

According to reports, the 27-year-old San Francisco resident was with her husband in an upscale neighborhood around Mexico City Saturday when gunmen on motorcycles fired shots at a bouncer at a nearby bar and a stray bullet hit Mirutenko in the head.

“She would give 200 percent. As a mother, we always say things, but she inspired me to be better,” her mother Natalie Mirutenko said to KGO-TV in San Francisco. “I’d give my life if she could just come back.”

Mirutenko lettered for Clemson volleyball during the 2009 season as a freshman and played in seven matches, making her collegiate debut versus South Carolina and also played during an NCAA Tournament appearance versus Oregon.

She was a four-year letterwinner at Lake Forest Academy in Chicago, Illinois, who played as an outside hitter and a defensive specialist as a junior and senior.

Mirutenko listed studies in Economics, Legal Studies and Finance at Clemson, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2013 per her LinkedIn page.

Mirutenko worked with Nektar Therapeutics in San Francisco.

“Tatiana was a bright and passionate rising star,” the company said in a statement to Bay Area media. “Many throughout Nektar, and outside the company, valued her positive energy, insight and sheer enthusiasm for life.”

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