|Full name||Agata Mróz-Olszewska (nee Mróz)|
April 7, 1982|
Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland
|Died||June 4, 2008
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Last updated: 4 April 2014|
Agata Mróz-Olszewska (born April 7, 1982 in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland – died June 4, 2008 in Wrocław, Poland) was a Polish volleyball player, and a member of the Polish women's national team. She won two European Champions' titles: Turkey 2003 and Croatia 2005. She died of an infection following a bone marrow transplant to treat Myelodysplastic syndrome, which she had suffered from since the age of 17.
Agata was born in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, but raised in Tarnów. Her sister Katarzyna is a volleyball player, and her brother Paweł a basketball player. On June 9, 2007 she married Jacek Olszewski. Since the age of 17, she suffered Myelodysplastic syndrome. In 2007 she gave up her volleyball career because of her bone marrow disease, and began treatment. On January 12, 2008 she announced she was pregnant, and that as a result she could not charge treatment. Their daughter Liliana was born prematurely on April 4, 2008.
On May 22, 2008 she had a bone marrow transplant in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology and Hematology of the Medical University in Wrocław. She died fourteen days later from sepsis and septic shock. Her funeral was held on her first wedding anniversary, June 9, 2008.
Olszewska-Mroz began her career in Tarnovia Tarnów, then moved to SMS Sosnowiec, WSBiP Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski and BKS Stal Bielsko-Biała, where she was twice champion of Poland (2003 and 2004). She also played for the Spanish team Grupo 2002 Murcia, winning both the Championship of Spain and the Cup of Spain tournament (2007).
|SMS PZPS Sosnowiec||Poland||1997||2000|
|AZS KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski||Poland||2002||2003|
|CAV Murcia 2005||Spain||2006||2007|
For her sporting achievements, she received the
- 2005 Golden Cross of Merit on November 22, 2005; and
- 2008 Bachelor Polonia Restituta (posthumously)
- Agata Mróz-Olszewska urodziła córeczkę - fakt.pl - 04-04-2008
- Agata Mróz po operacji transplantacji szpiku kostnego - krewniacy.com.pl - 26-05-2008
- Agata Mróz nie żyje - sport.tvn24.pl - 04-06-2008
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