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Media Reaction To Summitt's Arthur Ashe Award Presentation

In arguably the most spellbinding segment of the 2012 ESPYs Wednesday night, former Vol quarterback Peyton Manning, now with the Denver Broncos, introduced Lady Vol Head Basketball Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt as the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Actress Reese Witherspoon, who like Summitt grew up in Tennessee, narrated a moving video tribute that traced Summitt's rise from a hard-working youngster on a dairy farm in Henrietta to head coach of the eight-time NCAA champion Lady Vols to courageously facing the diagnosis of early on-set dementia, Alzheimer's Type, that she received in August 2011.

Below are some samples of media clips pertaining to Summitt, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and the 2012 ESPYs.

ESPNW (Video Replay): Summitt Receives Arthur Ashe Award
Yahoo! Sports: Pat Summitt's ESPYs moment is reminiscent of Jim Valvano's famous speech
bleacher report: Pat Summitt: Arthur Ashe Courage Award Is Great Honor for Legendary Coach
NESN: Pat Summitt Vows to 'Keep on Keepin' on' Upon Receiving Arthur Ashe Award at ESPYs
- Denver Post: Peyton Manning presents Pat Summitt tribute at ESPY Awards
- Huffington Post: Pat Summitt ESPY Tribute, Speech: Ex-Tennessee Coach Receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award
AARP Blog: Pat Summitt presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award
nextgen JOURNAL: ESPYs Honor College Sports Heros Who Inspire Nation
Rant Sports: ESPYS Tribute To Pat Summitt Will Move You To Tears