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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Bruce Bowers, a member of the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame since 1992, is most well-known for twice scoring 52 points in a game during the NAIA era, a record that was broken in 1992 when John Pierce scored 54 points in game. Bowers first scored 52 points on Jan. 6, 1972. He would later equal the accomplishment, scoring 52 points again during his senior season, and finished as Lipscomb's all-time scorer at that time with 1,650 career points. Bowers has devoted his time to working with young people, serving as a high school teacher and coach and is an administrator with the Metropolitan Public Schools here in Nashville. He provided LipscombSports.com with the answers for this week’s “Where are they now? segment.
What sport did you play at Lipscomb? What years? Who were your coaches?
"I played basketball at Lipscomb from1968-72. I was recruited by coach Ken Dugan. Coach Dugan was my basketball coach during my freshman and sophomore years. Coach Mike Clark was the basketball coach during my junior and senior years"
What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
"Homecomings and all the Lipscomb vs. Belmont basketball and baseball games."
Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
"Coach Ken Dugan. In my opinion, coach Dugan was a visionary with foresight. He had a tremendous work ethic and outstanding organizational skills that really influenced me"
What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?
"Interactions with other students and having open intelligent discussions regarding current issues with different people"
What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
"Christian values, loyalty, responsibility"
Who was your favorite professor? Why?
"Professor (Eugene) Boyce. He was my favorite professor because of his strong faith, his character, and he was genuine"
Where do you live now?
“Hermitage Tenn., east of Nashville near the airport.
Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?
"Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (Central Office) Human Resources Department (Minority Recruiting Specialist). I recruit teachers. This is my 40th year in Metro Public Schools. I will retire at the end of this fiscal year"
Tell us about your family.
"I am single (not married). My Mother, Step-Mother, Father, and younger sister are deceased. I have two older sisters. I do not have children"
The e-mail address for Bruce Bowers is firstname.lastname@example.org