Alexander Congratulates Pat Summitt on Receiving Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted on May 29, 2012

MARYVILLE – 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.”



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