A co-captain of the University of Connecticut club wrestling team and a 2017 SigEp Ruck Scholar, George Andrews III, ’19, is the second recipient of the Frank Rader Memorial Wrestling Award. The award recognizes undergraduates who embody the ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body by engaging in competitive wrestling during college while demonstrating strong community leadership and academic performance.
Andrews is a biomedical engineering major with a 3.85 GPA. He is the co-captain of his wrestling team and has placed in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships as well as the New England Championships. During winter breaks, Andrews volunteers as a coach for his high school team, where he won the state championship as a senior.
Andrews is also a leader within his newly rechartered chapter at Connecticut. He oversees a large committee as vice president of member development, a role that requires him to work with university faculty and staff to positively impact each member of his chapter.
“The biggest challenge is managing time and finding a balance between everything that is important to me in life,” Andrews said. “I think it prepares me for the challenges and daily grind of life.”
The late Frank E. Rader, Davidson ’71, was named USA Wrestling Man of the Year in 1982 and went on to serve on the Olympic wrestling staff for the 1984 and 1996 games. He was a lifelong SigEp volunteer and was known for his willingness to invest time in brothers and continually push himself and others to learn and grow. Rader was inducted into the Order of the Golden Heart in 1999. In 2015, fellow North Carolina Epsilon brother and lifelong friend Jay Hurt, ’88, established the scholarship in Rader’s memory.