University student dies after falling off cliff in Ozark National Forest

University student dies after falling off cliff in Ozark National Forest
Andrea Norton was a triple major at Briar Cliff University. She was 20 years old. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - An Iowa college student fell nearly 100 feet to her death while posing for a photo.

Andrea Norton, 20, was hiking with other students from Briar Cliff University during trip to Arkansas' Ozark National Forest on Sunday morning.

Witnesses said Norton lost her footing while trying to reposition herself for a photo on the famous Hawksbill Crag, a rugged cliff in the forest.

The university said Norton was a dedicated volleyball player and stellar student.

Norton was a triple major in biology, environmental science and petitioned the school for an associate degree in global studies, according to the university.

Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said this tragedy is another reminder about some of the dangers of popular attractions.

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