By: Julio Olmo
With so much turmoil within College Basketball nowadays it’s important to remember the true icons of the game.
Pat Summitt contributed a lot more than her share in making women’s basketball the great game that it is today.
She made it a point that 100 percent of her players who completed their eligibility at the University Tennessee, Knoxville, and played for her would graduate.
That was her standard.
And Pat Summitt not only motivated and inspired the young women who played for her…
Coach also won over one thousand games and eight national titles.
The Summitt, the basketball arena, which the Lady Vols call home is named after her.
Pat Summitt not only wanted her players to be the best, but also demanded them to give their best.
Her legacy was etched in stone long before her passing.
Patt Summitt was a legend on and off the court.
She was the standard not only in women’s sports, but also an example for those who never set a foot on a basketball court.
The NCAA National Player of the Year in 1983, Texas Tech’s Sheryl Swoopes scored 47 points at the championship game held in Atlanta and she is The Show, leading Texas Tech to an 84 – 82 victory over Ohio State.