Sports Illustrated named Pat Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee Women's basketball team Sportswoman of the Year:
"Of course there's an element of the lifetime achievement award in SI's choice. How could there not be? Summitt has put her stamp on women's basketball for 38 seasons, from the days when the sport was sometimes referred to as "women's extramurals," and her Lady Vols were asked, during a 1979 game at LSU when their prelim to the men went into overtime, to move to an auxiliary gym so the guys could tip off on time.
Over that span she has won eight national titles along with all those games, while graduating every last young woman to play four years for her."