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Jim Bloomingburg
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Jim attended Lipscomb between 1974-1978 where he was an outstanding runner. In February 1976, he became the school's first NAIA National Champion by winning the indoor National Championship in the 440 yard dash with a time of 49.7. To date, Jim still holds school records in the 400 M Dash (47.1, 1976) and the 600 yard run (1:11.6, 1976). Jim also was a member of Lipscomb's record-setting relay team in the 400 M Relay (41.3, 1976) and the Mile Relay (3.13.8, 1978). No matter how many national titles athletes and teams from Lipscomb University win in the future, Jim will always be remembered for being Lipscomb's first national champion.
Hall of Fame Nominations

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.