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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week Amia Butler


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Austin Peay State University Sports Information - , APSU, Governors, Govs, Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman Amia Butler, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, has been named this week’s Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Butler won the long jump at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold with a personal-best 5.77m (18’ 11.25”) leap on a cold, rainy afternoon in Nashville. The mark ranks second in the Ohio Valley Conference and is the best by a Lady Govs since Sherlonda Johnson’s NCAA Regional-qualifying 5.99m leap at the 2006 OVC Championships.

APSU's Amia Butler

In addition to her talents in the long jump, Butler took third in the 100m hurdles, posting a personal-best 14.29 time to augment freshman Myiah Johnson’s winning time of 14.25.

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:

  • Junior Iago Seffrin, of the men’s tennis team, ran his win streak to five matches, dispatching foes from Tennessee Tech (G. Jain, 6-2, 7-5), Eastern Illinois (R. Skolik, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6) and SIU Edwardsville (N. Kuehn, 6-3, 6-4) last week.
  • Senior Lauren de Castro, of the softball team, went 2-0 with two complete games against Southeast Missouri last weekend, including a career-high 11 in Saturday’s opener against the Redhawks.
  • Freshman shortstop Garrett Copeland, of the baseball team, hit .389 (7-for-18) last week, with three multi-hit games to his credit. He scored twice in the second half of Wednesday’s doubleheader against Evansville and drove in two in the finale against Murray State.




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