Hall of Fame

David Scobey

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.