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Sally Jenkins talks about basketball coach Pat Summitt

03/28/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sally Jenkins is the author of 9 books and writes for the Washington Post. Her most recent book is written with Pat Summitt and is titled SUM IT UP; PAT SUMMITT and is published by Crown Publishers. Pat Summitt became the head coach of women's basketball at the University of Tennessee in 1974 and has won more national championships than any coach except the legendary John Wooden. Pat has recently been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease and talks about her dealing with the disease...

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New documentary highlights senior athletes listen

03/08/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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One does not typically associate women over 65 with athleticism, but many who fall into that category are fighting the frail grandma stereotype. The documentary film Age of Champions follows a 100-year-old tennis champ, an 86-year-old pole vaulter, a pair of brothers who swim, and basketball team consisting of women over 65. All are competitors in the National Senior Olympics, an event in which over 12,000 senior athletes compete. The film ...

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