RIP TO PAT SUMMIT

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by altitan, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. altitan

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    Great Lady and Basketball Coach. 8 national Championships, 1098 wins, 100% graduation rates from players.

    In my opinion, she did more for womens sports than anyone else. Sure, female athletics is not as thrilling as mens athletics, but her work has helped provide role models to young women who would like to grow up and being a professional athlete.
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  2. Alex1939

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    Such a shame and a terrible illness. She did a lot for the state and university of tn.
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  3. Broken Arrow

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    rest in peace
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  4. altitan

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    Heard an awesome story her yesterday. She was being interviewed by a male sports broadcaster and he was speaking negatively about womens basketball. Coach Summit invited him to a game. He came and after word he asked her why she had invited him there. She asked him if he had daughters / nieces in his family. He replied that we did. She told him "Those little girls need a role model and it cant be you."

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  5. Finnegan2win

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    i was always proud of the way she represented our state so well

    sad to see her go the way she did
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    I dont have much to say in the way of women's basketball, but here in Connecticut where basketball is everything it was always nice to see my home state team doing big things on TV.

    I was always quietly cheering for the lady Vols, and yes it is indeed sad seeing dementia win vs such a great person.
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  7. Wraith

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    RIP, one story I've heard about her was a new coach at a different program asked her for advice on how to coach/teach women. Her response was "go back and coach/teach basketball"
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  8. Broken Arrow

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    I never knew she was a Tennessee native really until today... wow that's amazing.
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  9. Barnybyrd

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    Yes, she went to Cheatham County Central High School in Ashland City.
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  10. Broken Arrow

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    And I grew up in Ashland City
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