COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Members of the Texas A&M University women’s basketball team are safe Thursday after a terrorist attack in Barcelona, officials said.
The team tweeted messages of support and comfort for the people of Spain after a van plowed through a crowd of people, killing 12 and injuring 80.
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"We have been overwhelmed by the hospitality and warmth with which we have been welcomed by the people of Spain," one of the tweets read.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the gracious, hospitable, friendly people of Spain and all affected by Thursday's tragedy. pic.twitter.com/IqbmJgR8rf — Aggie Women's Hoops (@AggieWBB) August 17, 2017
School leaders also posted a statement on Twitter that read:
"The Texas A&M women’s basketball team is currently in Spain. All individuals with the group are safe and accounted for. The Department of Athletics is in contact with the team and the organizers of the tour. The safety and security of our student-athletes and the entire travel party is our highest priority."
The team arrived in Spain on Tuesday to take part in 10-day trip to Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona, where they were scheduled to play four games.
The Aggie women aren't due in Barcelona until next week. When asked if Texas A&M will cut the trip short, a spokesperson told KPRC that they don't have any information on that right now.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Tulane team makes it to Barcelona hotel safely
In Barcelona for a series of basketball games, the Tulane Men’s team.
A Green Wave senior from Pearland, Cameron Reynolds, is with them.
Reynolds and some of his teammates were at the beach in Barcelona at the time of the attack.
Reynolds parents said the team is now safely in their Barcelona hotel and the hotel is on lockdown.
“He said it was kind of scary but they made it back and they got to the hotel and they were on lockdown,” said Julia Reynolds, Cameron’s mother. “Thank God, they're all safe. Their entire team is safe. They're all just waiting to see what it is they need to do next.”
“My wife and I were just waiting until they leave and we’ll feel a whole lot more relieved when they touch down on American soil,” said Billy Reynolds, Cameron’s father.
The team has another game scheduled for Friday in Barcelona, but the Reynolds are waiting to see if it gets canceled.
The Tulane team is due back in New Orleans on Saturday.
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