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Walter Ward
Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame
TYPE
Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED
2004
Walter Ward was a pivotal player in Lipscomb's second NAIA National Championship in baseball in 1979. Ward played shortstop for the Bisons from 1977-81 and posted a career .364 batting average with 45 doubles, 36 home runs, and 191 runs batted in. During his college career the Bisons also won four district and four area championships. Walter also attended Georgia Tech for postgraduate work in the field of chemical engineering. He owns Rabey Utilities, based in Savannah, GA, which provides international construction and consulting work. Walter Ward and the 1979 Bisons baseball team will always have a special place in the history of Lipscomb Athletics.
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.