News that legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt had been diagnosed with early onset dementia sent a wave of shock and concern throughout Tennessee, college basketball and beyond this week. At the same time, Summitt's determination to coach the Lady Vols through the 2011-12 season drew widespread admiration, including praise among Alzheimer's disease experts. On Tuesday, the University of Tennessee released a statement about the situation from the 59-year-old Summitt herself, as well as statements from UT officials and her son, Tyler. Click here to see video and text versions of Summitt's statement.
Pat Summitt Speaks About Dementia Diagnosis
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