ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – An icon, leader, visionary, mentor,
mother and coach, Pat Summitt was all of those things and much more.
While her 1,098 victories, 22 Final Four appearances (18 NCAA, 4
AIAW), 16 Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles, eight national titles
and 1998 U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the
Year honors are monuments to her greatness, Summitt's biggest impact
and victories were away from the court, where she championed causes
for equal women's rights, Alzheimer's disease and had a 100 percent
Pat inspired a generation of women, motivated student-athletes,
influenced coaches and transformed lives. That's her ultimate legacy.
Her fierce spirit will live on through her players. Summitt's accomplishments
Words don't do her legacy proper justice. Instead of using the
world as a place to live in; Summitt used it as a giant canvas to
create change, open minds and break through barriers. With an enthusiasm
for life, Summitt was a courageous pioneer who made a difference.
On behalf of the USBWA, we extend our deepest sympathies to the
Summitt family and Volunteers everywhere.
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