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Pat Summitt, Mike Krzyzewski named SI’s Sportswoman, Sportsman of 2011


Tennessee’s Summitt has won eight national titles over a 38-year career and, after an offseason diagnosis of early-onset dementia (Alzheimer’s type), heads into the most challenging seasons and years of her life.

Duke’s Coach K has won four national titles, to go along with gold medals in the 2008 Olympics and 2010 World Championships. He is the only coach to have won the Olympics, the NCAA Tournament and the Worlds.

They join UCLA’s John Wooden (1972) and North Carolina’s Dean (1997) as the only college basketball coaches to be given the SI award.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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