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April 16, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Long-time University of Virginia team physician Dr. Frank C. McCue III became the first member of the Virginia Football Alumni Club’s Order of the Crossed Sabres Friday night (April 16). In ceremonies at UVa’s Bryant Hall, McCue received a plaque that reads “In grateful recognition of your exemplary service, selfless commitment and extraordinary impact on Cavalier Football.”

The Virginia Football Alumni Club created the award to be given annually to an individual for his/her “significant contribution to Virginia football.” Each year the club will choose a recipient or recipients from a list of nominees selected by the club’s leadership. In much the same way as sports Hall of Fames have a class of inductees each year, at least one person, but possibly as many as three, will enter the Order of the Crossed Sabres annually. Anyone is eligible who has had an impact on the Virginia football program. A permanent display will be created and installed in the Alumni Room in Bryant Hall.

Dr. McCue will also be honored Saturday evening (April 17) at an event in Virginia’s Memorial Gymnasium. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. Dr. McCue will be recognized for his achievements in sports medicine and his tireless efforts on behalf of Virginia athletes for more than four decades.

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