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Mourning the Loss of Pat Summitt

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The University of Tennessee System mourns the loss of legendary University of Tennessee Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt, who died today. She was 64.

Statement from UT President Joe DiPietro:
“To the world, she was an icon. To women’s basketball, she was a pioneering legend. To the University of Tennessee, she will always be our beloved hero. Pat Summitt has left us far too soon, and we in the UT family offer our deepest sympathies to Pat’s family and loved ones.”

Statement from UT President Emeritus Joe Johnson:
“Pat Summitt set a high standard for excellence in women’s basketball while she inspired her student athletes to achieve at a remarkable level on the basketball court, in the classroom and in the community. She always represented the University of Tennessee in an exemplary way in whatever she did. And, she was a stellar example of high character for her student athletes and the rest of us.”

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A Celebration of Life Service honoring the life of Pat Summitt will be open to the public and held on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. This will take place in Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus. More details will be provided at a later date.

Pat Summitt Foundation website

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