Summitt treated for dehydration after fainting, released

Updated: June 22, 2007, 11:24 AM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Pat Summitt was released from a hospital Friday after being treated for dehydration.

Pat Summitt


The 55-year-old Summitt, who won her seventh NCAA championship this past season, had a dizzy spell and fainted at her home on Thursday. She was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment for dehydration and spent the night for observation.

"She is at home and will be resuming normal activities immediately," Lady Vols spokeswoman Debby Jennings said.

There was hardly enough time for well-wishers to send flowers. "Exactly," Jennings said.

Jennings said running several summer basketball camps in gyms without air-conditioning probably contributed to Summitt's collapse. The coach had just finished up one five-day camp and was getting ready to start another this weekend.

Summitt is the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history with 947 victories.

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