Friday, June 15, 2012

Another national award for Pat Summitt on her 60th birthday

The awards kept rolling in Thursday for Pat Summitt on her 60th birthday. Two more were recognized in campus ceremonies for Tennessee's women's basketball coach emeritus.

One came from the government, the other from ATHENA International.

The President's Council of Fitness, Sports & Nutrition bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award. Executive director Shellie Pfohl made the presentation.

"Coach Summitt,'' said Pfohl, "is the embodiment of passion, brilliance and class, and she has left an indelible mark on the physical activity landscape for aspiring athletes and coaches across America.''

Summitt was one of five Lifetime Achievement honorees are selected by the council based on span and scope of an individual's career, the estimated number of lives they have touched and the impact of his or her legacy.''

The 2012 Global ATHENA Leadership Award was presented by ATHENA International founder Martha Mertz.

The organization celebrates and advances women's leadership.

Summitt is the 28th recipient of the Global Award, which recognizes professional excellence and service to the community and assistance given to help women realize their full leadership potential.

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