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Girls' Varsity Basketball

Our program is built on a foundation of mind, body and soul.

Focusing on the student-athlete’s mind, academics in the classroom is a priority when playing a school sport. We make it part of the mission to help build well-rounded female athletes that can learn life lessons, as well as basketball skills, throughout their time in the program. The bodies of our female athletes are equally important when it comes to training; therefore, all student-athletes participate in the strength and conditioning program and work with Lipscomb Academy’s nutritionist. Finally, we grow spiritually through devotions, prayer, service and building relationships within the team. The Lipscomb Academy Girls Basketball Program competes in the TSSAA Division II AA Central Region.

  • Becky Starks: Head Coach
  • Anna Bowers: Varsity Assistant, JV Head Coach
  • Justin Wade: Varsity Assistant, Grade 6-12 Skill Development
  • Ndidi Madu: Varsity Assistant, JV Assistant
  • Calynne Pridemore: Varsity Assistant

Basketball Gymnasium

Originally opened in 1979, the first basket made in the Lipscomb Academy gym was by former Lipscomb University president Willard Collins. The full-size court facility was renovated in 1999.

Bleacher capacity: 1500

View image of the basketball gym exterior

View image of the auxiliary gym

Human Performance Weight Room

With the renovation of the human performance weight room located at the Upper School, the enhanced performance center is accessible now for the entire student body. The renovations have expedited our ability to install methodologies based around teaching movement, core strength and proper lifting techniques. Sixteen racks, numerous dumbbell and kettlebell racks and increased space give the athletics program the necessary tools to teach effectively.

View image of the human performance weight room


State Championship 


State Runner-up




College Signings


Gracie Simpson, Lipscomb University


Loren Cagle, Lipscomb University


Kelli Smith, Lipscomb University


Miriam McAlister, Lipscomb University


Katie Foster, Lipscomb University


Lynn (Roller) Lavender, Lipscomb University


Amy Fuller, University of Virginia


Regina (Atnip) Smith, Lipscomb University