Fidele L. DiPippo '60
Title: Class of 1985

Fred DiPippo, your remarkable athletic talents and unrelenting personal drive enable you to be recognized as one of the greatest athletes ever to represent WPI in intercollegiate athletic competition. You were a winner of four varsity letters in basketball, and your leadership and talent helped account for many victories and memorable highlights.

As a guard on the basketball team, you asserted yourself as a talented performer while still a freshman. A four-year starter and letterman, you established yourself as the most prolific scorer in school history during your career. Your 1,049 career points were not only the most scored by any Engineer at that time, but you were the first WPI player to ever reach the prestigious 1,000-point plateau.

For three straight years you led the team in scoring and you ended your career averaging 15.2 points per game. Your marksmanship was your trademark and that was never more evident then the night you scored a career-high 36 points against Williams. Your teammates and coaches also looked to you for leadership and court savvy and testament to that was your election as co-captain for the 1959-60 season. At the  end of each basketball season, you directed your interests and abilities toward baseball where you played in the infield.

Meanwhile, your campus involvement was as noteworthy as your athletic career. As a member of Skull, the Athletic Council, Varsity Club and Dormitory Council, your innate leadership abilities were always evident to your fellow classmates they elected you class president for three straight years.

Fred DiPippo, tonight we honor you for your extraordinary athletic achievements and leadership ability with your induction into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.