Agata Mróz-Olszewska

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Agata Mróz-Olszewska
Agata Mróz by Paweł Strykowski.jpg
Personal information
Full name Agata Mróz-Olszewska (nee Mróz)
Born (1982-04-07)April 7, 1982
Poland Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland
Died June 4, 2008(2008-06-04) (aged 26)
Poland Wrocław, Poland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Spike 315 cm
Block 304 cm
Volleyball information
Position Middle-blocker
Number 9
National team
1997-2007  Poland
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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] She died fourteen days later from sepsis and septic shock.[3] Her funeral was held on her first wedding anniversary, June 9, 2008.

Career[edit]

Clubs[edit]

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).

Club Country From To
Tarnovia Tarnów  Poland 1995 1997
SMS PZPS Sosnowiec  Poland 1997 2000
AZS KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski  Poland 2002 2003
BKS Bielsko-Biała  Poland 2003 2006
CAV Murcia 2005  Spain 2006 2007

National team[edit]

She was one of the main competitors in the team led by coach Andrzej Niemczyk. She won two gold medals with the Polish national team at the European Championships: Turkey 2003 and Croatia 2005.

For her sporting achievements, she received the

  • 2005 Golden Cross of Merit Golden Cross of Merit on November 22, 2005; and
  • 2008 Ribbon Bachelor Polonia Restituta (posthumously)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agata Mróz-Olszewska urodziła córeczkę - fakt.pl - 04-04-2008
  2. ^ Agata Mróz po operacji transplantacji szpiku kostnego - krewniacy.com.pl - 26-05-2008
  3. ^ Agata Mróz nie żyje - sport.tvn24.pl - 04-06-2008