President Obama honors Pat Summitt in touching statement

On Tuesday, the sports world lost an icon in former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, the woman who won more games than any other person in NCAA Division I basketball history passed away. Of course the wins on the court were just a small part of Summitt’e legacy, as she was much more than a coach, but a pioneer for women in sports and beyond.

Earlier in the day we shared with you how the sports world has reacted to Summitt’s death, including a touching tribute from her greatest on-court rival, Geno Auriemma.

And around 11 a.m. ET, President Barack Obama released his own statement on Summitt’s passing which read:

It’s an incredibly touching tribute, especially when you consider that Obama is the same man who handed Summitt a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.