Hall of Fame
Farrell Gean

Farrell Gean

TYPE Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED 2011

Farrell Gean attended Lipscomb from 1968-72 where he achieved a rare accomplishment--lettering four years in both basketball and baseball. He averaged 15 points per game in his Bison basketball career and was selected team captain in 1972. Considered one of Lipscomb's top players, Farrell set a single game record by scoring 42 points in one game.  On the baseball diamond he was just as accomplished, playing a leading role in Bison baseball’s ascent to national prominence. During his career Farrell set school records in hits, doubles, home runs, and RBI’s. In 1971 and 1972 he helped lead the “Miracle Bisons” in their first trips to the NAIA World Series, where they advanced to the championship game both years.  After hitting .438 in 1972, Farrell was selected to the NAIA World Series All-Tournament team. The National Coaches Association later named him to the NAIA All-Tournament 20th Anniversary Team for the 1957-1976 era. In addition to athletics, Farrell excelled academically and socially. He earned a spot on the Dean’s List each term and graduated cum laude.  The Lipscomb student body chose Farrell for Bachelor of Ugliness, its highest honor, in 1972. Professionally, Farrell has dedicated his career to education, first as a professor in Lipscomb’s School of Business and for the past 30 years as Professor of Accounting at Pepperdine University. Farrell’s poise and passion have taken him across the world as an international business speaker, consultant, and minister. Farrell Gean will be remembered as a multi-talented achiever, a student-athlete who succeeded in athletics and academics while exhibiting impeccable character.