In Memoriam: Kristina Fruža, Athletic Director (1989-2018)

This past weekend, we have lost another (retired) football colleague too soon, as well as our TDEU contributor.

Off field, Kristina was the Athletic Director for the Angel Duchesses Novi Sad of Serbia, the very first women's flag football team in the country, as well as the cornerback on the field. She was also one of our contributors in the field of nutrition/health.

Kristina was studying to become a therapist, and she was one of the spokespeople at the #YoureNotAlone campaign, helping others by sharing her experience of dealing with a mental illness, in suicide prevention.

However, she lost the battle to her own inside demons. She was battling bipolarity, however, that was the battle she decided to give up on.

Photo: MNS Photography
She was known for her positivity, charisma, hard work and dedication.

Coaches.. Players.. Take a look around. Make sure that the person standing next to you is alright. Any kind of mental illness is not to be taken for granted. Seek professional help immediately.

Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Funeral information:
Sahrana će se održati u Novom Sadu, u petak, 21. decembra, u 11:15h. Okupljanje na Novom groblju je u 10:15h. Za sportske kolege koji dolaze, ukoliko je potrebna pomoć oko nalaženja, pozovite