Frank E. Rader, Davidson '71, was a national figure in the world of wrestling, Griffith said. "His impact on SigEp was beyond measure. As a wrestler at Davidson, Frank learned to balance his academic endeavors, social life and athletic interests. Over the course of his career, he would find repeated opportunities to merge his interests, using wrestling as a way to serve others and share the lessons he learned through SigEp.”
In 1982, Rader was named USA Wrestling Man of the Year. He went on to serve on the Olympic wrestling staff for the 1984 Los Angeles Games and the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Throughout his life, Rader served as a chapter volunteer and was known for his willingness to invest time in brothers and continually challenge himself and others to learn and grow, Griffith said.
Following Rader’s passing in May, fellow North Carolina Epsilon brother and lifelong friend Jay Hurt, Davidson ’88, established the scholarship in Rader’s honor.
2017: George Andrews III, Connecticut ’19
2015: Matthew Davis, Ohio State ’17