April 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Mitch
Association pays homage to legendary coach
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"Pat Summitt may not have won that last NCAA title she and her players were after but the legend from Tennessee is moving to the new position of Coach Emeritus of the Lady Vols still very much at the top of her game.

Over the last several decades rarely did a post-season arrive without Tennessee picking up USBWA women’s honors for either player or coach of the year or all-Americans because of the performances continuously delivered by Pat’s program.

Most recently at the Women's Final Four in Denver, Holly Warlick, who will move from associate head coach to head coach, accepted the annual USBWA most courageous award on behalf of Pat for her ongoing fight against early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

It was also announced that future winners of the honor will receive the Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award from USBWA as a tribute to the Hall of Famer not only for her own determination but also for instilling others to become their very best even in times of adversity to which Pat was always sensitive.

As Tennessee for the first time in what will be 39 years moves to a change on the sidelines, USBWA wishes both Pat and Holly well in ensuring the rich tradition of the Lady Vols continues to endure."