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Nelson Burton
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Meritorious Service
YEAR INDUCTED
1992
For years the Burton name has been synonymous with Lipscomb. Nelson Burton's love for Lipscomb athletics first began when he was an outstanding basketball player for Lipscomb High School, earning Most Athletic in both 1928 and 1929. After leaving Lipscomb, Nelson worked for Life & Casualty Insurance Company for nearly twenty-five years. Nelson and Katrine had three children, and there are now fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Over the years Nelson has been a great supporter of Lipscomb athletics and is a charter member of the Bison booster club. When Lipscomb decided to sell reserved season tickets prior to the 1990 basketball season, Nelson was the first in line. In fact, nearly a hundred Lipscomb supporters camped out overnight outside McQuiddy Gymnasium, and Nelson was at the front of the line at the young age of 79. Over the years the Burton family has been instrumental in supporting Lipscomb, and Nelson Burton continues to keep his family's tradition of its love for Lipscomb.
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.