Reaching the Summitt
Summit: (Noun) The topmost level attainable.
I couldn’t sum-mitt up any better than that.
I won’t normally hit on Lady Vols sports in this blog, but there all always exceptions, and tonight might count as the biggest exception of all.
After defeating the Georgia Lady Dawgs 73-43, Pat Summitt became the first D-I basketball coach (men’s or women’s) to reach the unbelievable mark of 1,000 career wins. A number so large, it’s hard to grasp.
Of all the coaches to ever grace the campus of the University of Tennessee, she is the greatest (Yes, even better than General Neyland). Thirty-four years, eight national championships and fourteen SEC championships earns you that right. She has a career record of 1000-187 (.842) and has been awarded NCAA Coach of the Year seven times. Even more impressive than that might be the fact that each one of Coach Summitt’s players during her 34-year career has graduated. She changed the face of women’s basketball forever, and has shown countless young girls what hard work and determination can bring you.
Congratulations Coach Summitt. Enjoy the view from the top.