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    Pat Summitt Biography

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    Pat Summitt “When you learn to keep fighting in the face of potential failure, it gives you a larger skill set to do what you want to do in life. It gives you vision. But you can't acquire it if you're afraid of keeping score,” said the famous Pat Summitt, as she did an interview with Oprah. One may say that Summitt is the utmost inspirational woman to walk the earth. She was an American women’s college basketball coach who, throughout her career, helped people live their dreams and impressed many others. Pat Summitt was born on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Throughout her childhood, her parents, Richard and Hazel Head were known for working hard in addition to having a thousand-acre dairy and tobacco farm that they lived on. Summitt grew up with her three older brothers, Kenneth, Charles, and Tommy Head. She described her childhood as, “All we did with our days was go to school, go to our Methodist church and work the fields. We had to make up our own fun – what little my father permitted.” When Summitt as well as her brothers would finish their chores, they would all climb up to the hayloft and play a game of two-on-two. In the year of 1966, the Head family decided to move to Henrietta, Tennessee so Summitt could play the sport she loved, basketball. She started her career as a freshman at the Cheatham County High School. “Pat could dribble…

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    Summitt piled up a NCAA record breaking 1,098 career wins (Summitt, Sum It Up). By being able to openly talk about the weak spots with her team, she was able to build a greater sense of trust within the team because no one would be afraid to speak their mind. Summitt used a delicate form of tough love to mold her players into what she envisioned them to be (Summit, Sum It Up, 273). UCLA Men’s Basketball Coach from 1948 to 1975, John Wooden, broke countless records and was also beloved by his…

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    be a good athlete and most importantly how to be a good human being. They have taught me life lessons that I can only hope to preserve by instilling them into my athletes in my time as a coach. The articles I have chosen to highlight in this essay show how coaches have helped to develop character in athletes, how they pushed them to be the best on and off the field of play, and illustrate how they stepped into the lives of athletes and became so much more than just a coach. Pat Summitt is known…

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    Basketball Championship Game, the Lady Volunteers, coached by Pat Summitt are in the lead by twenty-two points. As Chamique Holdsclaw, player of the game, comes off of the court, she carries with her twenty-five points, ten rebounds, and six assists. While starters celebrate the victory with their coach, the underclassmen players finish out the game, holding the other team from a victory. The Lady Volunteers won that game against Louisiana Tech’s Lady Techsters 93-75. This win added a sixth…

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    Pat Summitt Research Paper

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    Breaking the Press “Winning is fun... Sure. But winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never letting up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you've done is the point” - Pat Summitt. Pat Summitt was a girls basketball coach for the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville for 38 years. She had 1,098 victories, eight national championships, and had a 39-0 run in 2008. Despite her winning record and her winning team, she was forced to resign from…

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    A hero is someone who inspires someone else to do better. A hero is someone who is admired and recognize for their courage and achievements. Pat Summitt was an inspiring hero. She was passionate in a way that wasn’t showing off. Her influence is still an inspiration today. Her dad never told her good job, or the way to go. He pushed her in a way that if he wasn’t around, she still tried her hardest. Her brothers would not take it easy on her just because she was a girl, it showed to her that…

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    The world is in denial, climate change is happening, and the earth is dying because people are killing it. A clear example of this denial is seen in the decline of news coverage regarding environmental change, “in 2007, the three major U.S. networks—CBS, NBC, and ABC ran 147 stories on climate change; in 2011 the networks ran just fourteen stories on the subject” (Klein, 34). People do not want to hear about climate change and decreasing natural resources. Continued denial will be the downfall…

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    Pentadic Analysis Example

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    fund. The scene of the Checkers speech can be further explored through assessing the political climate of that time period. The division between the commoners and the privileged elite had been a familiar theme in American politics. Agent Agent is the third step and it is about who is involved in the act. It identifies what company or persons are involved that is creating the conflict, and what are they doing to create it. The agent in the speech is Richard Nixon. While in other speeches, the…

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    My Pursuit Of Success

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    “Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom,” (George S. Patton). We all face through hardships, failures, and cause mistakes once in a while because no one is perfect, but what makes us as success is overcoming the struggles we face. I have overcome many throughout my life, being born with a cleft palate, constantly moving, and my first year of college experience at Texas Tech University. Moving to the land of opportunity with no background or fluency of English at the age of 7,…

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    Dorothy's Diary Analysis

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    Through the course of this assignment transcribing and interpreting Dorothy’s diary, there was a great amount of information to be gleaned about her life. While some aspects of Dorothy’s life, such as specific details about herself, are lacking, she provides plenty of evidence from which to draw conclusions about her employment, location, age, activities she does for fun, how she travels around, and the people she teaches and with which she works, shops, and goes out. To begin, it is clear…

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