“Pat Summitt was a once-in-a-generation visionary and leader. Her endless contributions to women’s intercollegiate athletics are vast and lengthy, and her impact will be felt for decades. While it’s a tough day for Pat’s family and the University of Tennessee, it’s also a time to remember all the lives she touched and the profound impact that she had on women’s basketball. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.” – Eric Oberman, Naismith Awards Executive Director

5-Time Naismith National Women’s College Coach of the Year: 1987, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2004

Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball: 2013