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Axel Swang
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
Meritorious Service

Axel Swang worked at Lipscomb University from 1947 until his retirement in 1992. Besides his dedication as one of the most respected faculty members in Lipscomb history, Axel served as Head Basketball Coach for Lipscomb High School before taking over the Bison baseball program for the 1952 season. As always Axel was there to help his school out and ended the season on a successful note leading the Bisons to the VSAC Western Division Championship. Axel served as a Chairman of the Lipscomb Business Department from 1948-1992. One of the highlights of Axel’s career came in 1984 when Lipscomb University honored him by naming the school’s new business building the Swang Business Center. In 1995 Axel was honored by the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants with their highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Axel has also served as a member of the Lipscomb Athletic Hall of Fame Committee and served as an officer in the Bison Booster Club. While Axel has spent almost his entire life serving the Lipscomb students he still has devoted his time to God, serving as an Elder and minister in the church. Axel Swang will always be remembered for his dedication to Lipscomb and for his example of integrity.

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.