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    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in college basketball, sat down with Robin Roberts to talk about her toughest opponent yet -- Alzheimer's. Take a look at rarely seen photos of Summitt throughout her childhood and early career. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/2020-110411-14886781"><b>Click here to watch the full story on "20/20"</b></a>
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  • Pat Summitt

    Summitt was born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tenn. to parents Richard and Hazel Albright Head.
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    Summitt, seen here with her three older brothers, is the fourth of five children.
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  • Pat Summitt

    Growing up on the family farm, Summitt recalls hard work as the norm from sunrise to sundown and all five children had several chores assigned to them by their parents each day.
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  • Pat Summitt

    Summitt recalls, "I grew up on a dairy farm. So we milked cows 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. I was ready to get out of there."
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    Summitt--who was known as "Trish" to her family members--says she never missed a day of school from kindergarten through high school.
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    When Summitt was a teenager she played basketball for Cheatham County High School in Ashland City, Tenn.
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    After graduating from high school in 1970, Summitt enrolled in the University of Tennessee at Martin where she played both basketball and volleyball.
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    While at UT-Martin, Summitt won All-American honors, playing for the school's first women's basketball coach, Nadine Gearin, left.
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    In 1973, Summitt made her first U.S. national team when she represented the United States at the World University Games in the Soviet Union.
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    Summitt returned to UT-Martin for her senior season with hopes of making the 1976 Olympic team. However, four games into her final season she suffered a near career-ending knee injury.
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    Determined to get back into shape and try out for the Olympic Games, Summitt was offered an assistant coach position from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1974.
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    Much to Summitt's shock, just a few weeks after she accepted the assistant coach position, UT's women's basketball coach decided to take a sabbatical and Summitt was offered the job as head coach instead. Summitt was just 22 years old, not much older than the senior players on her team.
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    Summitt finally made it to the Olympics in 1976 where she played on the women's basketball team and helped lead the U.S. women's basketball team to a silver medal while serving as the team's co-captain.
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  • Pat Summitt

    In 1984, Summitt returned to the Olympic Games, this time as a coach. Her team won the gold medal, marking the first-ever Olympic gold medal win for the United States women's basketball team. <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/2020-110411-14886781"><b>Click here to watch the full story on "20/20"</b></a>
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