Four Bulldog greats were inducted into the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honor on Saturday night at the annual induction gala. John Little (UGA football All-American), Coco Miller (UGA women’s basketball All-American), Kelly Miller (UGA women’s basketball All-American), and Stefanie Williams (UGA 28-time All-American swimmer) became the newest members of the Circle of Honor.
The Circle of Honor is designed to recognize and pay tribute to extraordinary student-athletes and coaches who by their performance and conduct have brought honor to the university and themselves, and who by their actions have contributed to the tradition of the Georgia Bulldogs. The criteria also stipulate that each recipient has earned his or her academic degree.
Little was Georgia’s starting rover from 1984-86. He was named First-Team All-America and All-SEC in 1985 and 1986. Little rolled up 381 career tackles, which is still the best in school history for a defensive back and ranks seventh overall.
Additionally, Little was a two-time Academic All-SEC selection. He was elected as the permanent team captain following the 1986 season and received his degree in Marketing from UGA in 1987. Little was recognized as Georgia’s “Legend” for the 2014 SEC Championship Game.
Kelly and Coco Miller were four-year starters for the Lady Bulldogs from 1997-2001 and helped Georgia advance to the 1999 Final Four, capture the 2000 SEC Championship and win the 2001 SEC Tournament title. Kelly (2,177 points) and Coco (2,131 points) are two of only five Lady Bulldogs to score more than 2,000 points. They also rank among Georgia’s top-10 career leaders in field goals made and attempted and steals.
Kelly and Coco both were named All-SEC during each of their four seasons in Athens, and Kelly Miller was named 2000 and 2001 SEC Player of the Year. The Millers were co-recipients of the AAU’s James E. Sullivan Memorial Award as the top amateur athletes in the nation in all sports in 1999. Kelly and Coco also earned All-America and Academic All-America honors while at Georgia. They graduated with degrees in Biology and went on to have long professional playing careers in the WNBA and overseas.
Williams was a 28-time All-American – the maximum number of certificates a swimmer can earn – and helped put Georgia swimming and diving on the map. From 1999-2002, she paced the Lady Bulldogs to three NCAA and three SEC titles. Williams was a member of four national championship relays, helping the 200 and 400 freestyle relays set American records in 2002. She was a two-time SEC champion in the 200 freestyle and was on 10 victorious relays at the SECs.
A team captain her senior year, Williams twice was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and graduated with a degree in Sports Communications.
Williams has continued to foster Georgia’s tradition as an assistant coach the last five seasons, helping the Lady Bulldogs earn three additional NCAA and SEC championships.