The women's college basketball world lost a true icon on Tuesday. Former Tennessee coach and eight-time champion Pat Summit passed away at the age of 64.
Summitt's legacy, though, will live on. She was one of the most well-respected figures in sports and helped propel her players to greatness during her coaching career.
Among those players was Candace Parker, former Lady Vols legend (2005-2008), current WNBA star and one of the most-decorated players in women's basketball history. Parker won Naismith College Player of the Year honors in 2008 and is a two-time WNBA MVP for the Los Angeles Sparks.
After the news of Summitt's passing spread, Parker posted an incredible letter from Summitt to her during her recruitment to Tennessee.
Summitt certainly is a gold standard for how to treat people, and Parker's note is the latest example of that.