A member of the nationally dominant Idaho boxing team, Frank Echevarria earned one national championship (1952) and two Pacific Coast Conference titles (1951 and 1952) at 119 pounds.
Echevarria was a four-year letter winner from 1949-52. He helped the Vandals tie for a national team championship in 1950, and take fourth in 1949 and 1951. He also helped the team win three straight Pacific Coast Conference titles from 1949-51. Echevarria claims the highlight of his career was besting undefeated and defending national champion Mac Martinez from San Jose State for the 1952 Pacific Coast Conference title, the same season he became an individual national champion.