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Former IU Student Killed Aboard Malaysia Air Flight Downed By A Missile

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Hayley Turner
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A former Indiana University student was among the victims on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that was shot down in Eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing everyone on board.

Indiana University rowing team head coach Steve Peterson confirms 25-year-old Karlijn Keijzer was a passenger.

"She was a very good student," Peterson says. "She was Academic All-Big Ten, she was a national scholar-athlete. And that was in grad school in chemistry. On top of that, she was arguably the best rower on our team that year."

Keijzer is from Amsterdam and rowed for the university in 2010.