Dr. Steven L. Frick, an outstanding student-athlete in basketball at GW for five years ('83 and '85-87), came to Washington as a solid high school recruit from Greenville (S.C.) Eastside, and he lived up to those expectations both on the court and in the classroom. Unfortunately, he was on the shelf during most of his sophomore year, after he sustained a dislocated left collarbone, which ended his season after just four games.
Following a "redshirt" season due to injury, Frick returned to play in 22 games in '85 and then bounced back nicely during his final two years at Foggy Bottom. As a junior, the team tri-captain averaged 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds and the next year the fifth-year senior, team co-captain and MVP was the Colonials' leading rebounder (6.0) as well as third in both scoring (10.1) and assists (42). Not bad for a 6-foot-5 center-forward.
Off the court, he was a Rhodes Scholar nominee in 85 and was named to the GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America first team in 1986 and second team a year later, carrying a 3.4 GPA in zoology. Other impressive academic achievements included: membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honor society, in 85, Phi Beta Kappa national honor society in '86, GW's Baer Award for Outstanding Campus Leadership in '87, and recipient of a 1987 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Upon graduation, he also served a three-year term as a member of the University's Board of Trustees ('88-91).
Frick, earned his medical degree in 1991 from the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. He is member of the full time faculty and residency program director of the orthopaedic surgery department at the Carolinas Medical Center. Recently he was named a North American Traveling Fellow by the American Orthopaedic Association. The Charlotte, N.C., resident is married to the former Lisa Kahn, also a GW graduate ('85). The couple has two children, Eric (11) and Rachel (8).
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