35 years. 1098 wins. 8 National Championships. 18 NCAA Final Four appearances. 1 undefeated season. 100% graduation rate. These are just a few of the remarkable accomplishments achieved by the legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt, who lost her battle against Alzheimer’s disease on June 28, 2016. Many commentators credit Coach Summitt not only for paving the way for women’s basketball but for all women’s sports in general. Specifically, many point to the high salaries college women basketball coaches currently receive and the significant increase in television air time for all women’s sports as a direct result of her influence.
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