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Kim Satterfield Van Atta
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame

Kim Satterfield Van Atta played basketball Lipscomb University from 1983-1987. Because of her outstanding career Kim holds the honor of becoming the first female athlete to ever be inducted into the Lipscomb Athletic Hall of Fame.After guiding Mt. Juliet High School to the TSSAA AAA State Championship in her senior season, Kim made an immediate impact on the Lipscomb program, helping the Lady Bisons to their most successful season ever – winning 24 games and advancing to the NAIA District 24 tournament for the first time in school history. Kim was named NAIA All-American in both 1986 and 1987, becoming the first Lady Bison basketball player to earn All-American honors. Kim was also named All-Conference in each of her four seasons and earned All-District three times. Kim finished her Lipscomb career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,163 points and she set the school record for most points in a game with 37. To date Kim still holds school records for season (87.7%) and career (85%) free throw percentage. Since graduation Kim has continued to help younger players serving as a very successful coach at both the NAIA and NCAA Division I levels. Kim Satterfield will always be remembered for her accomplishments with the Lady Bison program and she will have the distinction of being the first female athlete to enter the Lipscomb Athletic Hall of Fame.

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.