Source: Fox Business
April 27, 2012
President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he would award Pat Summitt, the former head coach of the University of Tennessee's women's basketball team, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In announcing the award, Obama said that "Coach Summitt is an inspiration -- both as the all-time winningest NCAA coach, and as someone who is willing to speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer's." In addition to her 1,098 wins, Summitt took her team to more Final Four appearances than any other coach and sports the second best record of NCAA Championships in basketball. "Pat's gift has always been her ability to push those around her to new heights, and over the last 38 years, her unique approach has resulted in both unparalleled success on the court and unrivaled loyalty from those who know her and those whose lives she has touched," Obama added.
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