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Dick Rice

Dick Rice

'65


At Rochester:

  • Played football, baseball, and even ran track on occasion
  • Positions included receiver, running back, and defensive
  • Was a favorite target of both UR and opposing quarterbacks (had 5 interceptions as a junior and led the team as a senior)
  • Speedy center fielder in baseball who often stole home, he also hit above .300 and acted as co-captain for the 1965 team
  • Ran track briefly until the baseball schedule became a problem
  • Received the Louis A. Alexander Award given to "the University of Rochester male athlete who has contributed most to athletics and student life" as a senior in 1965
  • While finishing his degree at Rochester, he worked as an assistant trainer in football, wrestling, indoor and outdoor track

Post-Graduate:

  • Began playing squash in 1973 and between 1984 and today he has been ranked nationally
  • In 1988, he was ranked #1 in the United States
  • Called on to captain the US team against Canada and placed 2nd in World Championships in 2000
  • Placed 3rd in the US Championships in 2003
  • Has been a member of the board of many different organizations since 1980