The tributes continue to roll in for Dr. Frank McCue, the former head of the U.Va. Sports Medicine program who died July 8.
Word came last week that the Portsmouth-based Virginia Sports Hall of Fame will award him its 2013 Distinguished Virginian Award, “just the fourth time it has granted this honor to an individual for his contributions to education and athletics in the Commonwealth,” according to the announcement.
The presentation of the award will take place on April 27 as part of the 42nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center.
The statewide honor is particularly appropriate, as “Doc” McCue’s impact was significant well beyond U.Va. During more than four decades at U.Va., he treated athletes from several other universities and high schools, even inviting some patients to stay in his home as they recovered from surgery. McCue served as surgeon to the University of Richmond, the College of William & Mary and Virginia Military Institute athletics programs before they had their own doctors.
“A novel could not explain the impact Dr. McCue has had on sports medicine and education,” says Eddie Webb, president of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. “Dr. McCue had received numerous honors prior, and what better way to celebrate his contributions by honoring him with the Distinguished Virginian Award.”
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