Iowa State and Akron to wear helmet decals honoring slain golfer

Celia Barquin Arozamena’s initials will be on the back of Iowa State and Akron players’ helmets on Saturday.

Per the Iowa State Daily, both teams will wear helmet decals honoring the slain Iowa State golfer found dead on a golf course in Ames on Monday.

Arozamena’s body was found after golfers discovered her golf bag in the fairway by itself. Her body was pulled from a pond on the course and police said she was assaulted before she was killed by Collin Daniel Richards. 

Richards is charged with murder and being held on $5 million bond. He has a history of violence and was living in an area near the course. Arozamena had gone to play a round on Monday morning.

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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
Collin Daniel Richards makes his initial court appearance after being charged with the murder of Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at the Story County Courthouse in Nevada, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
This booking photo provided by the Story County (Iowa) Jail shows Collin Daniel Richards. Richards has been charged in the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a former champion golfer from Spain, after her body was found Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. (Story County (Iowa) Jail via AP)
In this September 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena plays in the 2017 East and West Match Play tournament in Verona, Wis. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames, Iowa. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Barb Malchow/Iowa State University via AP)
In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
Ames Police Commander Geoff Huff speaks about the death of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Barquin, who was the 2018 Big 12 female golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year, was found Monday morning in a pond at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Ames Police Commander Geoff Huff and Story County Attorney Jessica A. Reynolds, right, leave a news conference after speaking about the death of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Barquin, who was the 2018 Big 12 female golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year, was found Monday morning in a pond at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
A course closed sign sits in front of the Coldwater Golf Links course, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Ames, Iowa, after the body of Iowa State University student Celia Barquin Arozamena, a top amateur golfer from Spain, was found on the course the day before. Collin Daniel Richards, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Arozamena, police said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Arozamena was going to be on the field at halftime of Saturday’s game to be honored as Iowa State’s female athlete of the year. Instead, the game is a memorial. The Daily said the school’s marching band will form her initials during its performance at halftime and there will be a video tribute to her before the game. Fans are also being asked to wear yellow to the game.

FCS school Northern Iowa is also paying tribute to Arozamena. The FCS school, whose colors are purple and yellow, is also encouraging fans to wear yellow to its home opener on Saturday.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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