”You can’t always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.”
~ Pat Summitt (University of Tn Lady Vols Coach passed away at age 64 from younger-onset Alzheimer’s Disease)
It was a challenge to find a favorite quote from Pat Summitt since there are so very many. She had very high expectations of herself and of those she coached, mentored and met. The quote above is a favorite because it speaks to effort rather than skill or talent. Everyone has the potential to be the most competitive and give the full effort and she saw that potential in others.
~ Amy Schmidt, University of Tennessee class of ’96 Go Vols!
(for those who don’t know it: “Vol” is short for Volunteers)