A member of the Rice tennis team that won the Southwest Conference Championship in 1958 and 1959, Ronald W. Fisher left his mark both at Rice and on courts around the world. An NCAA All-American, Fisher won the SWC Singles and Doubles Individual Championships in 1958 and 1959. He also defeated U.S. Open finalist Frank Froehling in the finals of the first Rice Intercollegiate Championship. After graduating in the top 25 percent of his class with a B.S. in mathematics, Fisher defeated
five grand slam champions while on the international tennis tour. He played at Wimbledon and at several other worldwide events, and after service to and honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he began a 32-year career with IBM Corp.
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