Pat Summitt receives another honor

UT to call all teams Volunteers, phase out 'Lady' for women's (Image 1)
UT to call all teams Volunteers, phase out 'Lady' for women's (Image 1)

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Pat Summitt was honored on Saturday night during a “We Back Pat” ceremony at halftime of the Toledo-Marquette women's basketball game.

The ex-Tennessee coach and her son, Tyler, a Marquette assistant coach, spoke briefly at the Al McGuire Center.

“It's a special night to have my son here and to have everybody backin' Pat,” Summit said before receiving a standing ovation.

Many of the fans were wearing “We Back Pat” T-shirts bought to honor Summitt, who had 1,098 victories – more than any college coach, male or female – and won eight national championships.

Proceeds from sale of the shirts go to the Pat Summit Foundation to fight Alzheimer's disease, which forced Summitt to end her 38-year career after last season.

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