Dr. Kathy McMinn, the former gymnast who was the first UGA athlete to be named All-American four consecutive years, is the 2008 recipient of the Bill Hartman Award.
Named for the late long-time kicking coach and chairman of the Georgia Student Educational Fund, the Hartman Award is one of the highest honors given to a former UGA athlete. Presented annually since 1992, the award recognizes former UGA athletes who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and/or in service to others with 20 or more years of superior performance after graduation. Only former varsity athletes who have received a baccalaureate degree from UGA can be considered for the award. McMinn, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, will be presented with the award at the Sept. 27 football game versus Alabama.