"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."