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Tess Huber, UNF student and golfer among 3 killed in plane crash

2:36 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Dr. Michael Huber, 60, was flying with his daughters, 20-year-old Tess Huber and 17-year-old Abigail Huber, Sunday afternoon when investigators say the CESSNA 310 they were in crashed into a retention pond in the Sutton Lakes subdivision.

The trio was killed in the crash.

The Superintendent of St. Lucie Public Schools, Genelle Zoratti Yost said Abigail Huber was a 12th grader at LPA where she was a IB Honor Roll student and member of the LPA Golf Team.

Tess was a student and star golfer at the University of North Florida where she majored in Sports Management. 

According to Tess Huber's bio on UNF athletics website she:

  • Played in all four events for UNF finishing with a team-leading 75.27 average.
  • Collected three Top 20 finishes including a career best 3rd-place showing at the Courtyard Classic. 
  • Tallied a 2-1-0 record in Hughes Cup Match against Jacksonville 
  • Fired first collegiate career round under-par with a 71 in opening round of Courtyard Classic
  • Played six varsity golf seasons at Lincoln Park Academy
  • Competed in qualifying tournaments for the US Amateur, US Open, US Public Links and US Girls Junior

Tweets from UNF:

"UNF mourns the loss of sophomore Tess Huber. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Tess' family and friends."

UNF Women's Golf: 

"Today is a sad day for the Osprey Golf Program. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Huber Family."

Coach Driscoll:

"Please pray for Huber family and @UNFOspreys family as we mourn loss of @OspreyWGolf Tess Huber in tragic plane crash ...Stay Blessed!!!"

UNF Athletic Director Lee Moon said "Tess was the most outgoing member of the team and loved the sport with all of her heart"

In addition, the previously planned golf fundraiser tournament at Deerwood Country Club will go on today in memory of Tess.

UNF said grief counseling is available to students, staff and faculty at the UNF Counseling Center by coming into the office located in Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 2300 or by calling 904-620-2602.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the victims were flying from from St. Lucie County International Airport to Craig Airport. Craig Airport is about three miles away from the crash site.

Roberta Huber, the surviving mother of Abigail and Tess is a Speech/Language Pathologist within the St. Lucie Public school district.

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