The Lipscomb University Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1986 by the Bison Club in cooperation with the Lipscomb University Athletics Department.
The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Lipscomb University in the field of athletics and who have continued to demonstrate in their lives the values imparted by intercollegiate athletics.
Individuals are recognized in three categories, Athlete, Coach and Meritorious Service. An individual becomes eligible for induction 10 years after leaving Lipscomb University. A candidate that has been inducted into a National Hall of Fame will be exempt from the 10 year requirement and highly considered. What an individual accomplished during their time at Lipscomb and their achievements since leaving Lipscomb are taken into consideration.
The Lipscomb University Athletics Hall of Fame is located in Allen Arena along the western concourse.
|James R. Byers, Jr.||Meritorious Service||1987|
|Chuck Ross||Meritorious Service||1988|
|Willard Collins||Meritorious Service||1989|
|Bob Draper||Meritorious Service||1990|
|Cecil P. Major||Athlete||1990|
|Eunice Bradley||Meritorious Service||1991|
|Nelson Burton||Meritorious Service||1992|
|Farrell Owens||Athlete/Meritorious Service||1992|
|Burton Elrod||Meritorious Service||1996|
|Jim Langley||Meritorious Service||1996|
|Axel Swang||Meritorious Service||1997|
|Kim Satterfield Van Atta||Athlete||1997|
|Lee Marsh||Meritorious Service||1998|
|Bob Hooper||Meritorious Service/Coach||1999|
|Ernie Smith||Athlete/Meritorious Service||1999|
|Frankie Mayo Williams||Athlete||1999|
|Jonathan F. Seamon||Meritorious Service||2002|
|Carl McKelvey||Meritorious Service||2002|
|Jim Wood||Meritorious Service||2002|
|Nina Hausmann Massey||Athlete||2002|
|Mary Carrigan||Meritorious Service||2002|
|Barry Brewer||Meritorious Service||2003|
|Trish Hodgson Carruth||Coach||2003|
|Stephanie Shouse Lane||Athlete||2004|
|Chris Snoddy||Meritorious Service||2004|
|Beth Stewart Stark||Athlete||2008|
|Steve Potts||Meritorious Service||2008|
|Ronnie Ferguson||Meritorious Service||2008|
|Kenny Perry||Meritorious Service||2008|
|Jim Allen||Meritorious Service||2011|
|Beth Willis Dolente||Athlete||2011|
|John Friend||Athlete/Meritorious Service||2011|
Nominate Someone to the Athletic Hall of Fame
To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please forward nomination material to Philip Hutcheson, Lipscomb University Athletics, One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951. The formal deadline for nominations is December 1 of the year prior to induction. To nominate an individual for the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame please provide as much data as possible in support of your nomination.
Nominees must fall into one of three categories with the following criteria taken into consideration:
- Athlete: Career statistics; Conference, Regional, All-American and National honors; Leadership, service and continued support of Lipscomb University are all taken into consideration for each nominee.
- Coach: Career record; Length of tenure, number of all-conference, all-region, all-american and scholar-athletes, as well as, impact made on the school. Post Lipscomb success is also taken into consideration for the Coach category
- Meritorious Service: Truly exceptional contributions and service to the athletic program by one who does not qualify for the athlete or coach category.