Pat Summit : A Legacy


As a child, the most brilliant person that I have always wanted to meet in person was Pat Summit. It hurts my heart to come to terms with a woman who lost her life too soon. As a kid, I spent summers playing basketball and talking about how one day I wanted to watch the Lady Vols play. I’ve read a couple of her books where she shares stories of growing up in a community that thought very little of woman. She played basketball when women were only allowed to play half court and in skirts. She gave her heart and soul to a vision of greatness. She may have had only one biological son, but she inspired dreams and mentored many daughters. She will forever be remember as one to demand excellence, hard work, determination, and heart. Today the world lost a wonderful person. She lived an exemplary life that will never be forgotten. Her stories and legacy will live on.



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