Mt. Pleasant, N.C.
Rush served on the original organization committee for the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame and has served as a director since its inception. While posting an impressive record of 54 wins, nine losses and three draw, Rush won the 1949 YMCA League championship and the 1950 Carolinas Golden Gloves championship in the 135-lb. weight category. He attended the University of Virginia on a boxing scholarship. He made the varsity team his first year, earning a letter. Rush earned four straight bronze medals in Eastern Intercollegiate competition from 1952 through 1955. In 1955 he was elected captain of the Cavalier boxing team and received the highest athletic award presented to an athlete by the university. He earned a B.A. Degree from the University of Virginia in 1955 and a L.L.B degree from Wake Forest Law School in 1960. He retired from his private Charlotte law practice in 1952.