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.