Texas A&M Graduate Critically Injured In Crash On Way To Waterski Tournament

A recent Texas A&M graduate and member of the club waterski team is recovering from critical injuries after a car accident Friday morning.

She and two other waterski teammates were driving to a tournament in North Carolina when their car ran off the road.

News 3 looked into how the waterski community is offering their support as she remains in a coma.

In just a few seconds life has changed forever for 23-year-old Amanda Hoffman.

She and fellow Aggies 21-year-old Scott McCormick and 22-year-old Will Stevenson were on a trip to the All-Star Waterski Tournament in North Carolina.

Early Friday morning Amanda's Toyota 4-Runner ran off the road and rolled over on Interstate 20 east of Jackson, Mississippi.

"Scott, and Amanda and Will were sort of the Three Musketeers of Texas A&M Water Skiing and have come up together and they are the same age," said Mike McCormick.

His son Scott was driving.

Scott is now in a neck brace after minor injuries, but Amanda was sleeping in the backseat and was thrown from the car.

"There was no alcohol, drugs or mischief of any kind," he added about the accident.

Kelly Stevenson's nephew Will escaped without injury.

She's set up a fund in Conroe to help Amanda and her mother with expenses in Mississippi.

"The request from her mother is that people pray for her and send positive energy this way and her way," said Kelly Stevenson.

The waterski team does some of their training here at the Stevenson's private lake in Conroe. Amanda Hoffman and Scott McCormick just both graduated from A&M with honors.

"These are amazing kids. They are bright. They're very supportive of each other. A lot of the kids were on vacation, they just stopped and turned right around and drove to Mississippi without any hesitation to support Amanda," said Marsha Stevenson, Will Stevenson's mother.

"I think she's at least in good hands. God's got this from this point forward I think," said Mike McCormick.

Prayers and petitions for a young woman now fighting for her life.

Amanda Hoffman has not regained consciousness yet but is showing some signs of hope with her condition.

She is enrolled to attend the University of Houston Law School this fall.

We have a link to the Facebook Condition Update for her as well as support page attached to this story under links.

Donations for Amanda Hoffman can also be mailed to:

Kelly Stevenson
10664 House Road
Conroe, TX 77304


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