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Ricky Bowers
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED
1997
Ricky Bowers played basketball at Lipscomb University from 1980-1984. Ricky decided on Lipscomb after being named Nashville's Athlete of the Year in 1980. Ricky finished his career as Lipscomb's all-time assist leader with 701 and finished with 1,051 career points. The highlight of Ricky's career came in 1982 as he led the Bisons to their first ever appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. The Bisons would experience the greatest success in school history under Ricky's leadership, winning a school record 33 games in 1982. During his career the Bisons would average an impressive 27 wins a season. In 1984 Ricky was named to both the All-Conference and All-District teams. Since leaving Lipscomb, Ricky has been just as successful as a teacher and coach influencing thousands of young people for the good. Already Ricky has proven he is one of the most talented and successful coaches in the history of Tennessee sports. Ricky Bowers was a pillar in the history of Lipscomb basketball and is considered a cornerstone player in Bison basketball history.
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.