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Bob Draper
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Meritorious Service
Bob will always be remembered as one of the greatest supporters of Lipscomb University Athletics. He attended Lipscomb from 1933-35 before going into the jewelry business. After working for several jewelry stores, Bob was able to return to the Lipscomb area in 1960 where he opened up Draper Jewelry just across from the Lipscomb campus on Granny White Pike. The marriage between Draper Jewelry and Lipscomb has always been great, and Bob always gave that special treatment to Lipscomb students. Bob also found a special place in his heart for Lipscomb Athletics. As a charter member of the Bison Booster Club, Bob each year renewed his membership and supported Lipscomb by printing the athletic schedule cards. Draper Jewelry has also served as a radio sponsor from the inaugural broadcast of Lipscomb athletic contests. Bob was the type of supporter that every school dreams about, for he was truly a great man and friend to Lipscomb. Bob Draper, who died unexpectedly on October 27, 1989, will surely be missed but never forgotten.
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.