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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Summitt dedication turns Blue Book to Orange

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During 38 years of coaching the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, Pat Summitt received hundreds of honors and accolades.

She can now add one more: The 2013-2014 "Tennessee Blue Book" has been dedicated to her in recognition of her career as a coach, a life-skills mentor and an aggressive fundraiser for Alzheimer's disease research.

Coach Summitt was honored during a ceremony at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville Friday afternoon. Among those in attendance were Tennessee state legislators, University of Tennessee representatives and employees of the Pat Summitt Foundation, the organization that coordinates her fundraising for Alzheimer's research, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett, whose office publishes the Blue Book on behalf of the General Assembly.

"During her career, Coach Summitt won more than 1,000 games, 32 Southeastern Conference championships and eight national championships, but she is far more than a basketball coach," said Secretary Hargett. "She helped positively shape the lives of the young women who played for her. I think one of the most telling statistics about…

 

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