The A. Brant “Pinky” Lipscomb Athletic Training Room is named in honor of “Pinky” Lipscomb, who served as the Vanderbilt University Team Physician for 43 years. Dr. Lipscomb played varsity basketball at Vanderbilt from 1939-1941, excelling both on the court and in the classroom. After being named to the All-SEC team for two seasons, and leading the tournament in scoring in 1939 and 1941, he drew high praise from the opposition. Coach Adolf Rupp of the University of Kentucky named Pinky to his “all-opponent team.” When Pinky’s time on the court was over, he stepped onto the sidelines becoming the Team Physician in 1947 and held this position until 1990. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Lipscomb Athletic Training Room spans approximately 4,300 square feet of McGugin Center. Vanderbilt student-athletes receive the highest quality of medical treatment available from 13 Certified Athletic Trainers and Vanderbilt University Team Physicians. This athletic training room underwent a face lift during the spring of 2011 with the addition of several Vanderbilt logos to express Commodore pride.
The taping area houses nine separate taping stations enabling a high volume of student-athletes to be taped at one time.
The hydrotherapy area houses two plunge tanks with polar and thermal capabilities. A
treadmill rehabilitation pool with video monitoring. The rehabilitation pool allows the student-athletes to move in a gravity reduced environment, allowing for exercises to begin sooner following initial injury.
Treatment and Rehabilitation Area
In the treatment area, 12 tables are available for therapeutic modalities including the ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and compression.