Benedict officials said Ayaanah Gibson was a freshman majoring in chemistry from Sacramento, Calif
Watts says she lived by herself in a dorm room. The coroner says she was about 32 weeks pregnant, and it appears the labor occurred naturally and was not induced.
Benedict College is a Baptist-affiliated school with about 3,200 students.
Administrators released a statement asking for prayers for the student and her family.
“The Benedict College family is deeply saddened this evening about the unexpected loss of one of its students. Please join the Benedict College family in praying for our fallen Tiger and her family. President David H. Swinton along with the Campus Minister, Student Government Leaders, and the Director of Campus Counseling spoke with students this evening in Antisdel Chapel about the unfortunate incident. After the meeting everyone in the Chapel held hands and prayed together as a family.”