Bill Frisbie Endowed Scholarship

The Bill Frisbie Endowed Scholarship was established by Austin native William P. (Bill) Frisbie II whose strong ties to The University of Texas at Austin and Recreational Sports compelled him to reward student employees for outstanding service and dedication to RecSports.

Bill spent many formative years on the Forty Acres while his father served as a professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts. Bill earned a bachelor of journalism degree from UT in 1984 and honed his writing and reporting skills as a senior sports writer for The Daily Texan, later serving as editor of The Longhorn Letter, a sports publication of the Texas Exes’ Student Association. He has been a writer for InsideTexas.comsince 2002 and is the co-author of “Game of My Life: Texas Longhorns.”

As a student, Bill was an officer in Delta Tau Delta, a fraternity whose intramural championships in the 1960s are legendary and honored on the Intramural Wall of Fame in Gregory Gym. He maintains his connection with RecSports as a member and regular visitor to the gym, as well as a supporter of Friends of RecSports. By establishing the endowment for students employed by RecSports, Bill follows the example of his late father, Dr. William Parker Frisbie, a former UT professor and chair of the Department of Sociology who, in 2008, inspired the establishment of an endowment to support outstanding faculty and graduate students within his department.

Special thanks to the friends listed below for their generous gifts.
  • Bill Frisbie
  • Austin Community Foundation
Scholarship Recipients
Year Recipient
2019 Cody Cade
2018 Benjamin Schwertner
2017 Anfernee Young