Pat Summitt wins trophy at ESPY Awards

Pat Summitt wins trophy at ESPY Awards (Image 1)
Pat Summitt wins trophy at ESPY Awards (Image 1)

Legendary Tennessee Vols women's basketball coach Pat Summitt received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2012 ESPY Awards Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The honor is given to individuals whose contributions transcend sports, a description that fits Summitt as well as anybody.
Former Tennessee Vol Peyton Manning presented the award.

“Tonight I am deeply touched as all of you heard my story.  I'm gonna keep on keepin' on. I promise you that.  Thank you,” Summitt told the crowd.

It was nearly a year ago that the 60-year-old announced her diagnosis with early-onset dementia.

She stepped down from her head coaching role at UT earlier this year.

Summitt walked the red carpet Wednesday night with her son, Tyler, and also bought him up on stage when she accepted the award.

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