If the name isn't familiar, she is the young University of Virginia lacrosse player that was killed earlier this week by her former UVa lacrosse playing boyfriend. She was found face down in her bed with an eye swollen shut and in a pool of her own blood. A bad breakup and threats preceded her death. Both of them were a few weeks away from graduation and NCAA championships... Unfortunately, we see stories like this all the time, but this one really rocked me. All those stats about most women being attacked/hurt/killed by someone they know were proven true in this case, it seems... A few months ago it was two high school girls who left for school one day and returned. Turns out both were sexually assaulted and murdered probably by the same crazy-*** felon who had already been convicted of sexual assault/rape before. WTH?!? Is teaching self-defense and awareness enough? What else can we/should we - as women, as martial artists/instructors, as humans - be doing?