Saturday morning, January 24, at the age of 66 - Kay Yow died at WakeMed Cary Hospital after being admitted there last week, according to the University spokeswoman Annabelle Myers.
Yow, N.C. State University's long-time women's basketball coach and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, died after a second struggle with breast cancer.
She always said that there were more patients with heavier sickness than her. Though she was on hormonal therapy stopping and relieving the cancer spread to her liver and bones recently in her final months.
On the date of her death, Yow's longtime oncologist Dr. Mark Graham said, I think she understood that keeping going was inspirational to other people who were in the same boat she was in.
Yow who won more than 700 games in a career filled with milestones will be remembered for the hundreds and thousands of lives she touched through basketball.
I need to make a difference in the lives of other people. If I'm not doing that, I've missed the whole point of my gift of life. Yow said in 2002.
Yows coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in 1988, won four Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championships, earned 20 NCAA tournament bids and reached the Final Four in 1998. All in all Yow had a record of 737-344 in 38 years.