Connecticut Sun Statements On The Passing Of Pat Summitt

Sun Head Coach Curt Miller
“Pat Summitt’s impact on our sport is immeasurable. She has left a lasting impression on the sports world and inspired an entire generation of coaches and players. She showed us all that you could be tough and demanding while showing love and respect. Pat’s footprint on the game will endure forever.”

 Sun guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen, who played for Summitt from 2008-2012
“It hurts. This whole situation has been very difficult. She meant a lot to me. She was a teacher on and off the court. It was an opportunity and a blessing to play for her. She really helped me grow up and become a woman. She always told me to stay loyal and respectful, and she always treated everyone the same. What you saw in these finals days was what Pat Summitt was as a person. She did not give up easily, and she went out on her terms, not on anybody else’s terms.”