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Upper School Sports

(7th -12th grades)

Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Cross-Country, Track & Field, Volleyball, Golf, Cheer, Swimming, Trap Shooting, Bass Fishing and Bowling

Lower School Sports:

(Jr K – 6th Grades)

Basketball, Football (Flag & Tackle), Cross-Country, and Cheer

Columbia Academy Athletics is committed to excellence in competition but dedicated to much more… We are devoted to academics, community involvement, servant leadership, and most of all, Christ.

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Dr. Bill Thrasher Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


Class of 1985

Three Sport Letterman, Four Year Starter – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Team MVP – Basketball 1983

District 10-A All-Tournament Team – Basketball 1983

Defensive MVP – Football 1982

All District 10-A – Football 1982, 1983, 1984

All Mid-State Team – Football 1983, 1984

Honorable Mention All-State – Football 1984

Two-way Starter & Captain of 1984 State Quarterfinals Football Team

Bulldog Award – 1984

Four Year Football Letterman – University of Tennessee at Martin

Inducted October 2, 2015






Class of 1985

Three Sport Letterman – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Two Year Starter at Guard – Basketball 1984, 1985

All-District – Baseball 1984

All-Region – Baseball 1985

Big Stick Award – Baseball 1985

Hit over .500 with only one strikeout – Baseball 1985

Class A-AA All State First Team – Football 1984

Led the State in interceptions (10) – Football 1984

6 TDs and 23.5 yard average reception – Football 1984

Inducted October 2, 2015








Class of 1986

1,637 career points as Lady Bulldog Basketball player – School Record

816 career rebounds

District Most Valuable Player – Basketball – 1986

All-Region and AP Honorable Mention All-State – 1986

Lady Bulldog Basketball team captain – 1986

Played Collegiate basketball at CSCC




Class of 1994

Played 4 sports as a Bulldog, including Soccer and Track & Field

MVP for the 1994 Bulldog Basketball team (22-4 record)

Bulldog record – Rebounds in one game (20)

Bulldog record – Rebound season average (11.8)

All District – Boys Basketball – 1993, 1994

All-State Honorable Mention – Boys Basketball – 1994

Two time All-District, All-Region, Honorable Mention All-State – Baseball

Senior on the 1994 State Championship Baseball Team (25-3 Record)

NAIA Honorable Mention All-American – 1997, 1998

2012 Inductee into the Freed-Hardeman University Hall of Fame




Class of 1995

Football All-Mid State – 1992, 1993, 1995

Football Most Valuable Player – 1995

First Team All-State Punter with 45 yard average – 1995

Baseball All-State – 1994, 1995

Baseball Coaches Class A Player of Year – 1995

Pitched complete game shutout  (1-0) in 1994 State Championship Final Game

State Tournament Most Valuable Player – 1994

Undefeated as a senior pitcher with 42 2/3 IP, 106 strikeouts, 21 walks, and a 1.92 ERA

Bulldog record – 18 strikeouts in one game – 1995

Led the 1995 Baseball Team to a Record of 24-1

Basketball – 4 years


Richie Estep

Class of 1993

Mid-state Baseball Player of the Year – 1992

Led the 1993 Bulldog Baseball team to a 23-3 record

Four-year letterman in baseball at Lipscomb University

1,536 career points as a Bulldog Basketball player

2nd Team All-Midstate and Honorable Mention All-State in basketball – 1993

Holds the current Bulldog record for points scored in one basketball game (55)

4-time state championship baseball coach at Goodpasture Christian School


Coach Rick Barker

Athletic director and coach for the Bulldogs during the 1980’s

Led the Bulldog Football program to its first district and region championship and to the Bulldogs only 10-win seasons to date (1983 and 1984)


1994 Bulldog Baseball Team

District, Region and Class A State Champions

25-3 season record




Kelly Bratton                         Tommy Hood                        Brian Ring

Jason Delk                            Brent Hendrickson              Andy Stephen

Jed Douglas                         Pernell Knox                         Tol Swindoll

Ben Edwards                        David Lee                              John Thomas

Charlie Edwards                  Greg Loveless                      Scott Walker

Paul Fann                             Keith Norman                       Brian Wall


Head Coach:            Lee Hayes

Assistant Coach:      John Kodatt


Monroe and Mary Margaret Lovell

Longtime supporters of Columbia Academy and CA Athletics

Dedicated fans and volunteers

Mary Margaret’s connection with the campus began in 1937

Monroe helped establish and lead the “Tuesday Crew”

Lovell Gymnasium named in their honor in 2001


Nina Hausmann Massey

Class of 1988

1,626 career points as a Lady Bulldog Basketball player

1,029 career rebounds

2nd Team Class A All-State in 1988

2-time NAIA Basketball All-American at Lipscomb University

Finished her career as the 3rd all-time leading Lady Bison scorer (2116 points)

2002 Inductee into the Lipscomb University Athletic Hall of Fame


Price Robinson

Class of 1998

2,068 career points as a Bulldog Basketball player

1,023 career rebounds

Honorable Mention All-State – 1996

2nd Team All-State – 1997

District Player of the Year – 1997

1st Team All-State and a TACA All-Star – 1998

Led the Bulldogs to the state finals in 1997 / Season record:  28-7

Set 11 Bulldog Basketball records