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Jennings Davis
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED
1991
Jennings played both basketball and tennis for Lipscomb University from 1946-1950. On the basketball court Jennings was consistently one of the Bisons' top scorers during his playing days. Known for his outstanding shooting ability, especially from the free throw line, Jennings was captain of the 1949-50 basketball team. Jennings was also an outstanding tennis player. Besides being one of the Bisons' top singles players, Jennings teamed up with fellow Hall of Fame member George McIntosh to form one of Lipscomb's all-time best doubles teams on the tennis court. Jennings worked at Lipscomb University from 1953-63 during which time he served in several different capacities including Men's Tennis Coach, Men's Basketball Coach, Director of Athletics, and Chairman of the Physical Education Department for eight years. After leaving Lipscomb, Jennings went to work for Pepperdine University, where he served as Dean of Students for twelve years and also taught in the School of Business. Currently, Jennings teaches in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Jennings Davis, Jr. will always be considered one of Lipscomb's great student athletes who committed his life to education.
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.