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Summitt receives award from Annie Oakley Society

June 12th, 2014 11:34 pm by Associated Press

Summitt receives award from Annie Oakley Society

Tennessee head coach emeritus Pat Summitt smiles as a banner is raised in her honor before a game against Notre Dame in Knoxville on Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt received a lifetime achievement award from the Annie Oakley Society on Thursday.

The Hall of Famer was honored at a luncheon and fundraiser to benefit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The Annie Oakley Society celebrates women who demonstrate leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of the American West.

Susan Arp of the Pat Summitt Foundation said that Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale accepted the award on Summitt's behalf.

The society also named actress Kristin Chenoweth the Annie Oakley Society Award honoree.

Summitt led Tennessee to 1,098 wins and eight national titles in 38 seasons before stepping down in April 2012, one year after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Since stepping down, she has remained on staff as head coach emeritus.

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