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8:15 a.m. April 23, 2012
Chi Omega Fraternity Hails Coach and Sister Pat Summitt

MEMPHIS, Tn -- Chi Omega Fraternity is celebrating Lady VOLS Coach Pat Summitt and her many achievements.

Summitt was initiated into Chi Omega in 1971 at The University of Tennessee-Martin. During her 40 years of membership she has spoken at local and national events for the fraternity.

In 1988, Summitt was awarded the highest honor a Chi Omega can receive from the Chi Omega Foundation, the Malinda Jolley Mortin Woman of Achievement Award. At that time, Summitt had won her second national championship. Since then she has won six additional national championships and won more basketball games than any other coach. The Malinda Jolley Mortin Woman of Achievement Award has been presented to 29 alumnae since 1986 and recognizes distinguished professional accomplishment, service to an individual's community, and to the nation.

"The world knows Pat Summitt as many thin...athlete, coach, mother, author, teacher, motivator, champion ... the list goes on and on. More than 300,000 women call her 'Sister,' as a member of our beloved Chi Omega Fraternity," said Chi Omega National President Letitia Fulkerson. "Coach Summitt has been a personal inspiration to me as I know she has been to countless others. She is the very embodiment of our 'Symphony' which instructs us to be 'discouraged never.' Through her example of leadership, determination, dignity, and grace, Coach Summitt has given her Chi Omega Sisters and all who follow her a true roadmap to a successful life. Chi Omega celebrates Coach Summitt and her many achievements!"

Founded in 1895, Chi Omega Fraternity is the largest women's fraternal organization in the world with over 300,000 initiated Sisters and 174 collegiate chapters.

Source: Chi Omega Fraternity

Published April 23, 2012


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