Summitt inducted into 5th Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- Pat Summitt doesn't get overwhelmed too often. So she resorted to what's becoming an old standby when being inducted into her fifth Hall of Fame

She led the room in a chorus of "Rocky Top."

Summitt says she had no idea being inducted Friday into the Tennessee Women's Hall of Fame by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women would be such a big deal with so many people.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb and North Carolina State coach Kellie Jolly Harper helped celebrate Summitt's latest honor in her 37-year career.

As for the impact Summitt has had on the state of Tennessee, Haslam joked, "If she was running for governor, I wouldn't be standing here."

"There's a lot of great women in the state of Tennessee, and to just be among those really touches my heart," Summitt told WVLT.

"It is truly a great honor. There's so many great women that have had an impact on my life, and hopefully I'm having an impact on the lives of student-athletes."

Summitt also has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.


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