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David Scobey
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED
1990
David attended Lipscomb in the early 1940's and played basketball, baseball, and tennis. While he was at Lipscomb the campus opinion in the early 40's gave him the first claim to the title "Lipscomb's Greatest Athlete". He was twice All-Mississippi Valley Conference in basketball, twice intramural cup winner for accumulating the most intramural points, captain of the 1942 baseball and basketball teams and at the time he was the all-time Lipscomb scoring average leader in basketball. In baseball, David hit .318 his senior season of playing for Lipscomb Hall of Famer Bob Neil. David was also an outstanding student having earned "cum laude" when graduating. After leaving Lipscomb, David became well known to the Nashville community for his work as Vice Mayor with the Metro Council. Whenever the great athletes of Lipscomb University are discussed, David Scobey's name is sure to be brought up.
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.