Lipscomb lands Tebow as featured speaker

Monday, January 11, 2010 at 9:45pm

Former Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will be the featured speaker at the Second Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence hosted by Lipscomb University.

The event will take place 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Allen Arena. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 25.

The announcement was made at a timeout during the first half of Monday’s men’s basketball game between Lipscomb and Belmont.

“Tim Tebow is an outstanding athlete who has boldly lived out his faith both on and off the playing field,” Lipscomb Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson said in a release announcing the event. “He is passionate about expressing his faith, and is the model of the type of student-athlete that we would hope all of our athletes would aspire to be. We are thrilled he is coming to Lipscomb and are certain his message is someone that we can all learn from.”

The Don Meyer Evening of Excellence was created as an athletic fundraising event. The first one was held April 27, 2009 and featured Meyer, the long-time Lipscomb basketball coach.