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Pat Summit Named Sportswoman Of The Year

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Tennessee coach Pat Summitt watches her team play Virginia during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo) Tennessee coach Pat Summitt watches her team play Virginia during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) – Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt was named Sports Illustrated's sportswoman of the year.

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski was named sportsman of the year.

The two Hall of Famers are the winningest coaches in women's and men's college basketball.

Tennessee's Summitt announced in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type, but pledged to continue coaching and show others that they can live their lives with the disease. She earned her 1,075th career victory Sunday.

Duke's Krzyzewski passed mentor Bob Knight on November 15 when he won his 903rd game.

The magazine said Monday they joined UCLA's John Wooden in 1972 and North Carolina's Dean Smith in 1997 as the only college basketball coaches to receive the honor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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