Former UT women’s hoops great Mary Ostrowski dies

Former UT women's hoops great Mary Ostrowski dies (Image 1)
Former UT women's hoops great Mary Ostrowski dies (Image 1)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A relative says former Tennessee women's basketball star Mary Ostrowski has died. She was 51.

Ostrowski's sister, Beth Hundman, says Ostrowski died Friday night in Bristol, Va. Hundman says her sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, in 2007, and she died from complications from the illness.

While at Tennessee, Ostrowski helped the Lady Vols advance to NCAA Final Fours in 1981, 1982 and 1984. She was an SEC All-Tournament Team member and an All-SEC selection in 1982 and 1984.

Ostrowski ranks fifth in rebounds and 10th in points at Tennessee. She was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2006.

A message expressing condolences was posted on former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt's Twitter account.

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