Paul Hembree played tennis for Lipscomb from 1939-1941. At the proud age of 89, he has the honor of being one of Lipscomb's oldest athletes. Retired and living in Brentwood, Paul recently visited with Andy Lane, Executive Director of the National Bison Club to reminisce about his athletic days at Lipscomb.
Eight Lipscomb University athletic teams received perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and twelve teams exceeded the national average for private schools in the latest report issued Tuesday by the NCAA.
The NCAA honored Lipscomb University's women's basketball, women's golf and women's tennis teams Tuesday with a Public Recognition Award for their high marks academically. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport, based on their most recent Academic Progress Rates.
Lipscomb women's tennis coach Andrew Harris has announced the signing of Ksenia Pronina and Jenny Borck to National Letters of Intent. Pronina, a native of Germany, and Borck, of San Diego, Calif., will both start class at Lipscomb in the fall 2011 semester.
With the season said and done and the semester winding down, the Lady Bisons bid farewell to two influential seniors, Kara Jackson and Julianne McMeen.
Mike Carmody played tennis at Lipscomb and is now a self-employed actuary. He spends his time with his wife Bonnie and their six children. He also coaches a local cross country team, but took some time to talk about his memories with LipscombSports.com.
Lipscomb senior Kara Jackson was selected to attend the 2011 NCAA Career in Sports Forum being held June 12 to 15 at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
The Lady Bisons closed out their season Saturday afternoon with a disappointing 5-2 loss to Atlantic Sun rival Belmont on Senior Day at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. The Lady Bisons finish the season 3-14 overall and 2-8 in the A-Sun.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams host Atlantic Sun rival, Belmont University, in the Battle of the Boulevard at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on Saturday, April 9. Match play will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the second annual Lipscomb Racquet Club Block Party.
Coming off their second Atlantic Sun conference win of the season, the Lady Bisons fell 7-0 to Campbell University on Saturday.
The Lady Bisons posted their second Atlantic Sun Conference win on Friday afternoon when they took down USC-Upstate 6-1 in Spartanburg, S.C. They will play Campbell in Buies Creek, N.C. Saturday.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons head for the Carolinas this weekend to face Atlantic-Sun foes USC-Upstate and Campbell on Friday and Saturday as the season begins to wind down and the A-Sun tournament nears.
The Lady Bisons dropped their second Atlantic Sun match of the weekend Saturday night when they fell 6-1 to Jacksonville at Whitworth Country Club. The disappointing loss of the doubles point affected the way the players performed in singles matches.
The Lady Bisons lost their sixth straight match Friday, when they fell to Atlantic Sun Conference foe North Florida 5-0 at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. The Osprey's claimed the doubles point with a clean sweep at all three spots.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons rev up this week to host Atlantic Sun foes North Florida on Friday, March 25 followed by Jacksonville University on Saturday at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
The Lady Bisons kicked off their spring break in Florida on a sour note with a 7-0 loss to Stetson on Thursday. With the loss, the Lady Bisons' Atlantic Sun record dropped to 1-3.
The Lady Bisons closed out their spring break road trip through Florida with a 6-1 loss to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, March 19. The loss drops the women's Atlantic-Sun record to 1-4.
The Lady Bisons fell to 1-2 in Atlantic Sun conference play on Saturday when they were bageled 7-0 by East Tennessee State University.
With their first weekend of conference play tucked away under their belts, the Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams are preparing to face the Atlantic Sun's top competitor, ETSU on March 12 at 1 p.m. in Johnson City.
The Lady Bisons fell to No. 46-ranked Louisiana Monroe 7-0 Monday afternoon in a last-minute match at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. The Lady Bisons only won 13 singles points and eight doubles points against the Warhawks.
The Lady Bisons split their conference results this past weekend, posting a 1-1 A-Sun record in their first weekend of conference play. After defeating Mercer 4-3 on Friday, the Lady Bisons were swept by Kennesaw State on Saturday, falling 7-0 at Whitworth Country Club.
After a week-long break, the Lady Bisons dropped their final match before cconference play starts, falling to North Alabama 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. With the loss, the Lady Bisons' record slipped to 1-5.
Due to rain in the Nashville area, schedule changes have been announced for baseball, softball, and tennis. Baseball will play a doubleheader against Purdue Sunday at noon while softball will play a single game at 2:30 p.m.
The Lady Bisons used two comeback third set wins to post a 4-3 victory over Mercer in their Atlantic Sun Conference opener on Friday afternoon at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center.
The Bisons and Lady Bisons tennis teams start the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the season at noon Friday. Lipscomb will host A-Sun foe Mercer University at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center. They face Kennesaw State Saturday morning.
The men's tennis match has been moved back to Richland Country Club Friday night with the first serve slated for 7 p.m. against Xavier.
The more determined Lady Bisons tennis team recorded its first win of the season Saturday afternoon when they defeated Western Kentucky 5-2.
The Lady Bisons lost their fourth straight match Friday when they fell to the University of Tennessee at Martin 4-3. The hard- fought loss was the closest match yet for the Lady Bisons this season.
The Lady Bisons lost their third straight match on Sunday when they fell to Troy State 6-1. Junior Danielle Hansen was the only Lady Bison to pick up a win.
The Lady Bisons suffered their first shut out of the season on Saturday night when they fell 7-0 to University of Memphis. With the loss, their record falls to 0-2.
Juli Stephens played tennis for the Lady Bisons, but now stays busy working as a substitute teacher and raising her three boys with her husband Jason. She took a moment to talk about her time at Lipscomb with lipscombsports.com.
The Lady Bisons fell to Austin Peay in their season opener Saturday afternoon with defaults at the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles spots being their only points for the day.
Both the Lipscomb men's and women's tennis teams were picked to finish 11th in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason poll. But the Bisons feature a number of new players who could make a difference this spring.
The Lady Bisons' tennis team traveled down the street to Vanderbilt to compete in the June Stewart Invitational this past weekend where they earned three singles wins and posted two doubles victories.
The Lady Bisons women's tennis team traveled to Austin Peay to compete in their final tournament of the fall season, picking up eight singles matches and two doubles matches over the weekend in Clarksville.
Jamie Aid has been named the assistant women's tennis coach for the Lipscomb Lady Bisons. Aid, a former Lady Bisons tennis player from 2003-2006, also was Director of Tennis at Ensworth High School.
Jamie Aid is returning homeâ€¦again. She attended Samford University for one year in Birmingham, Ala., but returned to her hometown of Nashville to play tennis for Lipscomb University. After being away from Lipscomb at Ensworth High School for the past five years she returns to campus as the new women's assistant tennis coach.
The Lady Bisons traveled to Chattanooga for the Steve Baras Fall Invitational, picking up four wins as a team in the individual tournament.
The Lady Bisons' tennis team opened the fall season at the “String and Swing” Memphis Collegiate Invitational with one of its best showings in several years. Every Lady Bison secured a victory in singles, and each doubles team picked up at least one win.
As a freshman in high school, Danielle Hansen was exposed to the challenges of high level tennis. Five years later, she finds herself ready to continue as a leader. The former Indy Star Player of the Year recently completed her sophomore season at LU.
Lipscomb University Athletic Director Philip Hutcheson has announced that Andrew Harris will become the new women's tennis coach for the Bisons athletic program. Harris also serves as the men's tennis coach and as the director of the Lipscomb Racquet Club.
The Lipscomb University Racquet Club, located at the Huston-Marsh-Griffith Tennis Center on the Lipscomb University campus, will offer free complementary memberships to the community good from July 1 to Sept. 11.