Summitt's year-by-year résumé

Burke: Summitt changed the perception about a gender (1:39)

Doris Burke analyzes how Pat Summitt changed women's college athletics and how current athletes owe a debt of gratitude to Summitt. (1:39)

Editor's note: This recap of Pat Summitt's career was originally published in April 2012, when the Tennessee coaching legend stepped down as the Lady Vols' head coach.

No coach in college basketball history -- men's or women's -- has won more games than Tennessee's Pat Summitt.

After surpassing Dean Smith's 879 victories in March 2005 to become the winningest coach in Division I history, Summitt passed another milestone -- 1,000 career victories -- in 2009.

But after 38 seasons, 1,098 wins and eight NCAA titles, Pat Summitt announced in April 2012 that she would step aside as head coach.

Summitt, who was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in 2011, led the Lady Vols to 18 Final Four appearances. Tennessee, which won 16 regular-season and 16 SEC tournament titles, is the only women's team to play in the NCAA tournament every year since its inception in 1982.

A year-by-year look at Summitt's career at Tennessee: