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Publish date: Aug 23, 2011

NCAA statement regarding Tennessee's Pat Summitt

“Coach Summitt is a role model, trailblazer and icon for women’s basketball. For years she has given so much of herself to the game she loves, always serving as a staunch advocate and supporter for her players, her teams and the women’s game in general. 

We here at the NCAA stand shoulder to shoulder with Coach Summitt, salute her courage and candor in announcing her illness and applaud her determination to move forward. 

Above all, we look forward to continuing to work with and support her.”

- Mark Emmert, NCAA President, and Sue Donohoe, NCAA Vice President of Division I Women's Basketball