Pat Summitt getting first star on Riverwalk Hall of Fame

Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt answers questions at a news conference Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee is to play Dayton in an NCAA second-round college basketball game on Monday.

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Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt answers questions at a news conference Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee is to play Dayton in an NCAA second-round college basketball game on Monday.

KNOXVILLE - Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt is getting her very own star - on the new Riverwalk of Fame, that is.

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Summitt will be the first person inducted at the walk of fame, which will honor local people who have brought honor to the region, both nationally and internationally, with a star on Volunteer Landing, according to the news release from the city of Knoxville.

The event will happen at 11:30 a.m. near the pedestrian bridge that connects the landing to downtown.

Summitt's star will feature a basketball in recognition of her contributions to the sport, including her eight national championships.

While Summitt is the only inductee for the inaugural ceremony, the city is expecting to induct up to three people into the Riverwalk of Fame each year, according to the city.

Inductees could be anyone of note and will be chosen by a committee based on criteria the city has developed.

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Down_The_Field writes:

class act.

claxtonindependent writes:

This is a great honor for Pat and well earned! I hope however this does not end up being something like what the Ashe administration did by renaming city streets honoring his political hacks.

VolsToTheWall writes:

sandwiched between popcorn sutton and caz walker

DroopyDrawers writes:

Cas Walker, yes.

volsgirl writes:

THANK YOU PAT FOR ALL YOU DO AT UT

wazzya69vol writes:

Congratulations Pat. You are such an inspiration to all of us, not just student athletes. I got to know you years ago--what a class act! The Vol Nation wishes you and Tyler the very best. GBO!!

trollhair writes:

Woo Hoo!
Great news for a fantastic woman who has given so much to UT and East Tennessee!

mandel writes:

Congrats Coach Summitt! A Thank You from the Vol Nation.

Ga_Dave writes:

Congratulations Coach Summitt! Cas Walker????? Why not Rev. & Mrs. Mull? LOL GBO

ladivolfan writes:

Excellent choice.

ps11824 writes:

Pat Summitt's accomplishments reach far and above the basketball genre. The lady's influence has had a rippling effect on thousands of young and not-so-young people. She will always be a star.

UTVOLSRROCKN writes:

98, you got that right! There is NO ONE who deserves this honor more! She is a class act all the way and I'm proud to say that she is a great friend of mine. Congrats Pat!

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