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Mustang Tradition

The Lipscomb Academy athletic program has a long history of changing the lives of young men and women, while competing at a championship level.

From the very beginning of the school in 1891, athletics has been an important part of student life. In 1932, the girls’ basketball team competed for the first time. In 1935, the high school teams became known as the “Mustangs” after the boys’ basketball team chose the name from a list submitted by the student body. Football launched that same year, taking a hiatus from 1938 to 1967.

Since the early days of Lipscomb Academy, numerous athletic programs have been added. Today, more than 95 percent of sports-eligible students at Lipscomb Academy are involved with athletics and participate in one or more Mustang athletic programs.

Along with college-preparatory academics, excellent fine arts programs and a life-shaping spiritual formation emphasis, the Mustang Athletic Program is an important teaching tool through which our coaches not only challenge students to reach their full potentials on the playing field, but also teach lifelong lessons as they seek to build character and to help spiritually form our student athletes.

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