(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Tributes are flooding social media to honor the late Pat Summitt, the legendary women’s college basketball coach who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university.
Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories, which constitutes the most wins in Division I college basketball history for men and women.
Legendary College Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies- RIP big Boss… You were amazing:) https://t.co/dDM05AXOep
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 28, 2016
Summitt battled Alzheimer’s later in her life, and her advocacy for patients of the disease constitutes a major part of her legacy.
Rest in peace to the greatest women's basketball coach ever!!! You will be missed @patsummitt
— Jabari Parker (@JabariParker) June 28, 2016
I will treasure the time I spent with Pat Summitt..especially at her home in Knoxville. The… https://t.co/nW5msJc5ve
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) June 28, 2016
Some of the tributes have come from female sports icons, like tennis star and LGBT advocate Martina Navratilova.
Rest in Peace Pat Summitt pic.twitter.com/WQpGX7xRsH
— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) June 28, 2016
Other tributes have come from men and women in the coaching field, like New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton.
Rest in peace, Pat Summitt.
— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) June 28, 2016
Thinking about @patsummitt and sending prayers for her and her family.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 26, 2016
Tyler Summitt, Pat’s son, issued a statement this morning saying his mother died peacefully at a senior living home in Knoxville, Tennessee, surrounded by those who loved her most. She was 64 years old.
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