Witnesses said she was taking a selfie and fell when she repositioned her feet.
EXEMPLARY: A spokesman from Briar Cliff University described her as an exemplary student (Pic: Facebook) "Andrea was a passionate environmental science major, exemplary student and dedicated athlete".
She had been readjusting herself for a picture with friends from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, when she fell.
On the same weekend another tragedy took place at Fordham University, where a student died after falling from a campus bell-and-clock tower during what some students claim to be a "rite of passage".
A United States college student studying environmental science fell over 30 metres to her death while hiking on a class trip to the Ozarks, officials said.
According to university newspaper the Observer, emergency crews responded to the scene just before 3:30 a.m., and Monfries had suffered serious injuries to her head and pelvis.
Andrea was hiking with her classmates from Briar Cliff University when the accident happened. Francis National Forest. He said the spot is one of the most photographed areas but several people have met the same fate in recent years. "Hawksbill Crag is a spectacular location that thousands of people visit and enjoy each year".
Andrea earned five letters playing volleyball and basketball at Hot Springs High School, according to her biography on her college team's website.
Black Hills Juniors family, Please keep your thoughts with the friends and family of our former club member, Andrea...
"She lived BCU's values in everything she did from the classroom to the court and everywhere she went". "Everybody talks about that light" in her whether or not they knew the meaning of her names. She played women's volleyball and was on a symphony choir scholarship at Briar Cliff, where she was a triple major in biology, environmental science and global studies.