Chuck Fleischmann comments on Pat Summitt being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 29, 2012 Issues: Congressional Issues, Education

Chuck Fleischmann comments on Pat Summitt being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann made the following statement in honor of Pat Summitt, who is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest award our nation can give a civilian; an award fitting for a woman with as legendary of a career as Coach Summitt.  Her legacy is more than just her incredible winning record; it is also the 100% graduation rate of her players, and the countless young women who were inspired to play sports by her example.  From her humble beginnings driving the team van to games, Pat Summitt built the Lady Vols into a national powerhouse with 38 straight years of winning seasons.  I congratulate Coach Summitt on a well deserved Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Fleischmann said.

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