June 28, 2016
Our sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of Ms. Pat Summitt. Her courageous battle on the court and with early onset Alzheimer’s will be remembered.
(CNN) Pat Summitt, who built the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers into a perennial power on the way to becoming the winningest coach in the history of major college basketball, died Tuesday.
Her death came five years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 64.
Summitt battled the disease with “fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced,” her son, Tyler Summitt, said.
“Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease,” Tyler Summitt said.