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Stansell’s field goals earn CIAF Athlete of the Week

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Sophomore kicker Stephen Stansell, of the Austin Peay State University football team, tied a school-record with four field goals in the Govs win at Tennessee State and has been named the Copies in a Flash Athlete of the Week.

Stephen StansellA 5-11, 183-pound sophomore from Athens, Stansell was a perfect 4-for-4 on the day against Tennessee State in LP Field, scoring 14 of APSU’s 26 points. The four field goals tied the school record originally set by Tom McMillan, September 5th, 1987, at Kansas State. 

Monday, he was named Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week and the College Football Performance Awards Placekicker Co-Performer of the Week.

Stansell converted a 50-yarder (the second longest of his career) just before halftime to trim the TSU lead to 14-10 at the break. 

He added a 30-yarder and 23-yarder in the third quarter and a 29-yarder with 6:55 to play, keeping the Govs close and allowing them to come-from-behind and win the game later in the quarter. 

He also was strong with his kickoffs as TSU’s average starting field position after kickoff was the 30-yard line compared to the 43-yard line for the Govs.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:

  • Sophomore Nikki Doyle, an outside hitter on the Austin Peay volleyball team, was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week. She led the Lady Govs with 36 kills in OVC wins against Murray State and UT Martin. Doyle was charged with just six errors in the two matches, for an impressive .345 attack percentage.
  • Senior Chelsea Harris, of the Austin Peay women’s golf team, finished third at the MSU Drake Creek Invitational. She shot a final-round 72 to finish with a three-round 224, six shots off the lead.
  • Freshman Anthony Bradley, of the Austin Peay men’s golf team, finished sixth at the Marshall Invitational. In his first collegiate golf tournament, the Englishman fired three under-par rounds (70-69-68) to finish at six-under par.
  • Freshman Andy Quiceno, of the Austin Peay soccer team, had a goal and three assists in a pair of Lady Govs non-conference wins. Quiceno’s assists came in a 6-0 win against Alabama A&M, Tuesday, while her goal was the game-winner against Valparaiso, Sunday.
  • Freshman Miranda Weed, of the Austin Peay women’s cross-country team, led the Lady Govs with a 19th-place finish at the Old Timer’s Classic. The Lady Govs picked up wins against three OVC teams at the meet.

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