FSU's Semrau: Summitt left 'immeasurable mark' on basketball, coaching

Published: Jun. 28, 2016 at 11:52 AM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

June 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State Women's Basketball coach Sue Semrau released a statement Tuesday regarding the passing of legendary coach Pat Summitt.

In her statement, Semrau said that Summitt left an "immeasurable mark" on women's basketball. Semrau also said that the impact of Summitt's career is something that coaches "strive to reach"

Summitt, 64, passed away early Tuesday morning from complications of early onset dementia.

Her son confirmed the news in a statement.

Summitt is the winningest coach in college basketball history, men's or women's amassing 1098 wins in her career.

Florida State has played Tennessee in women's basketball twice. The Seminoles faced Summitt's Lady Vols in the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons, losing 67-56 and 89-43, respectively.

Coach Semrau's full statement can be read below:

Pat Summitt left an immeasurable mark not only on women's basketball but also on those in the coaching profession. Her impactful career on the sidelines is something we as coaches have strived to reach. Pat's dedication, passion, knowledge and persistence are what separated her from so many. We will all miss her.

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