|Title:||Class of 1988|
Fred Pickwick, your performances on the basketball court and on the track were extraordinary by every measure. Your speed, coupled with your splendid instincts in shifting from offense to defense and back at exactly the right moment, assured your place in WPI athletic history as one of the best guards the college ever had. As the team's third highest scorer in 1922, you proved you were an alert forward as well.
In the four years you played at WPI, the Engineers were New England champions twice - in the 1919-20 and 1920-21 seasons - the last times any WPI basketball team has been ranked number one. In 1921 you captained the team and were named an All-New England guard. Your intelligent, positive leadership contributed immeasurably to the team's success. Your talents did not go unnoticed - you were named to the All-New England Basketball Team for three consecutive years.
Your athletic interests were not confined to center court. You also distinguished yourself as a member of the track team for three years, competing in the 100-, 220- and 440-yard events. You also served as president of the Athletic Association and as a class officer, and you were elected a member of Skull and Phi Sigma Kappa.
Fred Pickwick, tonight we proudly honor you for your outstanding athletic abilities and your leadership traits by inducting you into the WPI Athletic Hall of Fame.