U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today congratulated Pat Summitt on being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. This year’s recipients of the Medal of Freedom were honored today during an afternoon ceremony at the White House.
“It’s highly appropriate that Coach Summitt is joining this very elite group of Americans who have made extraordinary contributions to our country. It’s hard to think of anyone who has had a greater impact on his or her profession, and I think we all know that Pat’s contributions to the game of basketball, to women’s athletics, to the University of Tennessee, and to our state will be felt for many, many years to come. I couldn’t be happier for her,” said Corker.
Alexander Congratulates Pat Summitt on Receiving Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on University of Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom:
“I could not be more proud to congratulate Pat Summitt on receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor, recognizing what Tennesseans have valued in her for so long—her remarkable skill and her strong character; her commitment to the community, UT and her players; and her love of the game, which changed women’s basketball forever. Honey and I wish her the best in what will no doubt be an equally inspiring effort to fight Alzheimer’s.”