Pat Summitt http://wmot.org en Coach Summitt to Receive Medal of Freedom http://wmot.org/post/coach-summitt-receive-medal-freedom <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The White House says former Tennessee women&#39;s basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation&#39;s highest civilian honor.</p><p>President Barack Obama says Summitt is an &quot;inspiration&quot; as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history and for her willingness to &quot;speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer&#39;s.&quot;</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:53:34 +0000 AP/WMOT 9999 at http://wmot.org Summit Named Sport Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year http://wmot.org/post/summit-named-sport-illustrated-sportswoman-year <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Renowned UT Knoxville Women&rsquo;s basketball coach Pat Summitt has been named Sports Illustrated&#39;s sportswoman of the year.</p><p>The Hall of Famer has won more games than any coach in women&#39;s basketball, earning her 1,075th career victory Sunday.</p><p>Summitt announced in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, but says she&rsquo;ll continue coaching as long as possible.</p><p>Governor Bill Haslam among those lining up to congratulate Summitt on the award.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:43:37 +0000 AP/WMOT 4741 at http://wmot.org