Monday, May 27, 2013

Summitt Chosen for FIBA Hall

Pat Summitt headlines the 2013 FIBA Hall of Fame class.

Summitt, the all-time leader in victories in college basketball, won a silver medal as a player on the 1976 Olympic team and guided the U.S. to gold in 1984. She is one of only two American women to win a medal as both a player and head coach, joining Anne Donovan. Summitt also was the coach of the 1979 world championship team that won America's first gold medal at the event since 1957.

"Pat is a great personality who has experienced great success on and off the court, but who also stands out for the character she has shown and for the countless efforts she has made to help promote our sport," said FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann.

The induction ceremony will be June 19.

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