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Hall of Fame Induction: Farrell Gean (Athlete)
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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Farrell Gean attended Lipscomb from 1968-72 where he achieved the rare accomplishment of lettering four years in both basketball and baseball. Gean averaged 15 points per game over his career and was team captain in 1972. He was just as accomplished on the baseball diamond where he played a leading role in the program’s ascent to national prominence.

In 1971 and 1972, Gean helped lead the “Miracle Bisons” in their first trips to the NAIA World Series. During his career he set school records in hits, doubles, home runs, and RBI’s. He 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.

Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson on Farrell Gean:
"During his days at Lipscomb, Farrell was living proof that the terms ‘student’ and ‘athlete’ were not mutually exclusive. Farrell's exploits on the diamond and hardwood were well-known, but it was his hard work and ability in the classroom and his engaging manner around campus that helped him make such a lasting mark on the Lipscomb landscape. Equally impressive, since his days as a baseball and basketball standout and Lipscomb's Bachelor of Ugliness, Farrell has truly ‘paid it forward’ by continuing to share his gifts and abilities in the classroom and communities of which he has been a part, and it is for all of those reasons that we are delighted to welcome him into the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame."