Rice University Owls tennis player Ronald Fisher
Black and white image of Ronald Fisher, member of the Rice Owls tennis team, with “Rice Athletic Hall of Fame” printed above his photograph and a paragraph below, detailing his contributions to Rice University’s athletic historyCaption reads: RONALD FISHER, all-America in 1961 and second team all-America in 1959, was a 1981 Rice Athletic Hall of Fame honoree. Fisher was a foremost Owl in the late 50’s-early 60’s era, a period when Rice won team and individual titles in the Southwest Conference in almost routine fashion. He had a big senior season when he won the prestigious Rice Invitational singles title and made the quarterfinals of the NCAA. Fisher was state amateur champion for juniors (18-and-under) right after he finished high school play at San Jacinto High in Houston. He was ranked the number one junior in Texas and fourth nationally. Fisher later became a regional vice-president and management committee member of the powerful U.S. Tennis Association. He was also active in fund raising for the Owls’ tennis program supervised by Rice net coach Larry Turville. Fisher joined IBM after earning a B.A. in mathematics at Rice in May of 1961.
Rice University Athletic Hall of Fame (poor image quality)
Citable link to this pagehttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/64526
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