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Lipscomb Athletics Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Lipscomb Athletics Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University Athletics announced on Tuesday the addition of five inductees into the department’s Hall of Fame.  The 2019 honorees are: Katie Beth Pate Allen (Women’s Basketball), Mickey Barker (Men’s Golf), Robbie Davis (Meritorious Service), Kristin Peck Ryman (Softball/Volleyball) and Courtney Boynton West (Women’s Basketball).

“Congratulations to another outstanding Lipscomb Hall of Fame class,” said Lipscomb Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson. “As in years past, we once again have a group that excelled in relation to others of their time in their various fields, and their accomplishments brought them and Lipscomb a lot of recognition.

“More importantly, though, was how they carried themselves and represented our university while wearing the purple and gold and that makes them all-the-more worthy of this great honor. We’re proud to recognize and claim these recipients as some of Lipscomb Athletics’ finest.”


Katie Beth Pate Allen (Women’s Basketball) 2002-06

  • Helped lead Lipscomb to 52 wins in its first four full seasons at the Division I level
  • Was key in guiding the Lady Bisons to the program’s first Atlantic Sun championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2004
  • Despite dealing with injuries her last two seasons, she played in 108 career games and scored 1,078 points while shooting 44 percent from the field
  • Known for her defensive prowess, she averaged 8.7 rebounds per game and set the program’s career record with 327 blocked shots in the NCAA era
  • In the 2003-04 championship season, she averaged 11.9 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game while being named second team All-Conference and MVP of the A-Sun Championship


Mickey Barker (Men’s Golf) 1986-1990

  • Selected team MVP and All-Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference in each of his four seasons as a Bison
  • Was named All-District 24 twice after advancing to the NAIA National Championship in back-to-back seasons
  • Won seven individual medalist honors, making him the second-most successful Bison golfer during the NAIA era
  • Two of his wins were in the NCAA era at the UT Martin Invitational and the Western Kentucky Invitational
  • Served as head golf pro at Temple Hills, Stonehenge Golf Club, and Links of Galloway
  • Now is the Administrator of Golf for the city of Memphis


Robbie Davis (Meritorious Service)

  • Has spent her entire life as a part of the Lipscomb Athletics family and will forever be known as an all-time great supporter
  • Served on the Lipscomb University Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2016
  • Her contributions include leadership in helping elevate and steer Lipscomb Athletics through the early years of the Division I transition
  • Instrumental in mentoring and supporting a large number of Lipscomb female coaches and student-athletes
  • Longtime leader for the Associated Ladies for Lipscomb, the National Bison Club and the annual Barry Brewer Golf Scramble


Kristin Peck Ryman (Softball & Volleyball) 1999-2004

  • Started all four years as a two-sport athlete in softball and volleyball
  • Compiled a career .303 batting average with 193 hits, 156 runs scored, 73 RBI, 81 walks, 34 doubles, 17 triples and 41 stolen bases
  • A two-time All-Region honoree in 2000 and 2001
  • A 3-time All-Conference selection in softball (All-TranSouth in 2000 & 2001, All-Independent in 2002)
  • The leadoff hitter started all but one game in her Lipscomb softball career
  • Helped lead the softball team to the Elite 8 of the 2000 NAIA National Tournament with a 41-18 record
  • She led the Atlantic Sun Conference with 479 kills and was named second team All-Conference in 2003
  • Her 58 aces in 2003 ranks as the sixth-most in a single-season in league history
  • In 2004 she was named the recipient of the James R. Byers Award and the Kinesiology Outstanding Major of the Year
  • Also was named the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Tennessee in 2004
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.97 GPA


Courtney Boynton West (Women’s Basketball) 2001-05

  • Played all four years as a Division I member and helped guide the team to 62 wins
  • Was instrumental in leading the program to its first Atlantic Sun regular season and tournament championships, as well as its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2004
  • Saw action in 116 career games
  • Holds the program’s Division I era career records with 1,478 points and 278 steals while also adding 537 rebounds and 232 assists
  • She hit nearly 40 percent of her field goals, 33 percent of her three-pointers and 81 percent of her free throws
  • Named second team All-Division I Independent in 2002-03, and All-Atlantic Sun as a junior and senior


The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in the George Shinn Event Center on the Lipscomb Campus. The doors will open at 11 a.m. for the reception. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased HERE. Tables of eight may be reserved for $200.  To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Shelby McCreary by phone (615-966-5855) or by email (