Legendary Irish basketball coach Muffet McGraw earns 2023 Pat Summitt Award

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - Legendary Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw was awarded the 2023 Pat Summitt Award on Tuesday. 

The award is given to an individual who has greatly contributed to collegiate athletes' development.

McGraw was chosen by NCAA president Mark Emmert.

She will formally receive the award at the 2023 NCAA Convention in San Antonio in January.

McGraw retired from Notre Dame in 2020.

She posted an 848-252 record over 33 seasons during her time with the Irish, leading the women's basketball team to nine Final Fours, seven national championship appearances, and two national titles.

“I am humbled to receive an award with Pat Summitt’s name on it,” McGraw said. “She was the voice of women’s basketball and a role model for coaches of all sports. I am glad that we are keeping her legendary career in our hearts and minds through this prestigious award.”

The Pat Summitt Award was established in 2017.

The award recipient receives a $10,000 honorarium to donate to an organization that fights or researches neurological diseases.

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