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BYU Team Doctor Dies of Heart Attack

BYU Team Doctor Dies of Heart Attack



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Brigham Young University team doctor is dead after experiencing a heart attack while traveling with the women's gymnastics team in Mexico.

Doctor Matthew Roush died on Saturday in Cancun, where the Cougars were competing in the Cancun Classic.

The 41-year-old Roush had been a team physician at B-Y-U for the past year. He was also a director at the Utah Valley Sports Medicine Clinic in Provo.

Roush is an Ogden native who earned his bachelors degree in chemistry from B-Y-U in 1987 and went to the University of Utah's medical school.

Roush is survived by his wife and their six children. Funeral arrangements are planned for later this week.

Roush was also a team physician for Ball State University for 10 years before returning to Utah.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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