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.
- May 29, 2012: Pat Summitt awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at White House
- April 19, 2012: Ashland City residents support native Pat Summitt's retirement
- April 19, 2012: Summitt to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
- April 19, 2012: Summitt: It has been a 'great ride' at Tennessee
- April 18, 2012: Pat Summitt steps down as Lady Vols head coach
- April 5, 2012: Pat Summitt chosen Tennessean of the Year
- March 27, 2012: Focus now on Pat Summitt's future with Lady Vols
- March 26, 2012: Baylor pounds Tennessee 77-58 for Final Four bid
- March 13, 2012: Fans sign billboard in support of Pat Summitt
- Nov. 16, 2011: Vols' basketball teams to honor Pat Summitt
- Nov. 13, 2011: Pat Summitt presented with Courage Award
- Nov. 5, 2011: Summitt's diagnosis raises Alzheimer's awareness
- Oct. 5, 2011: Pat Summitt happy to be back at practice
- Aug. 23, 2011: Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia