Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team returns to the post season for the first time in three years this week, as it enters the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament at Pringle Park in Jackson, TN, as the number-three seed.
The Govs (28-21, 17-9 OVC) were the number-two overall seed after completing their OVC schedule a week-and-a-half ago, but had to vacate four conference wins this past week due to playing an ineligible player which allowed Jacksonville State to past them in the conference standing this past weekend, sweeping Tennessee Martin in their three-game OVC series.
Clarksville, TN – For the past two seasons, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team had just fallen short of making the Ohio Valley Conference’s post-season tournament field.
But with a spot in this year’s tournament field already locked up, as it headed into its final weekend of OVC contests at Southern Illinois Edwardsville, the Governors came out of that SIUE series also securing a key advantage heading into the tournament … a first-round bye.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletic department had 37 student-athletes receive their degrees in the May 7th spring commencement, with many leaving their marks in their respective sports and in the overall history of Governors athletics.
Two basketball players, Chris Horton and Tiasha Gray have been the face of the men’s and women’s basketball program the past four years.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Danielle Liermann has put together one of the best freshman campaigns in school history for the Governors softball program and with the 2016 season coming to an end this week has made a strong case for being considered for several Ohio Valley Conference honors.
With three games left on this year’s schedule, Liermann – a 5-7, third baseman from Simi Valley, CA – is hitting .369, with nine doubles, a triple and six home runs.
Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Lidia Yanes Garcia’s historic double-up on OVC honors could be just the start
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s tennis team has had several outstanding players over the years, but none accomplished what Lidia Yanes Garcia did as a freshman.
This past week Garcia became the first women’s tennis player in Ohio Valley Conference history to take both the OVC Player of the Year and OVC Freshman of the Year honors, while being First-Team All-OVC along with her twin sister Claudia Yanes Garcia.
Clarksville, TN – This week begins the Ohio Valley Conference’s spring championship season for Austin Peay State University’s spring sports, with both the men’s and women’s tennis teams along with the women’s golf team opening their respective championship tournaments.
The women’s golf team will open the week’s action April 18th through April 20th at The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Hampton Cove, in Owens Cross Road, AL.
Clarksville, TN – When Will Healy was hired as the new football coach at Austin Peay State University back in December he said he wanted to win and win sooner than later.
Now three weeks into his first spring practice at the helm, and two scrimmages in the books, it looks like the Governors are starting to get the up-tempo style of offense.
Running around 90-to-100 plays in both scrimmages the Govs playmakers have shown they can handle the quicker paced offensive style, putting up solid numbers – both in the running game, that isn’t a surprise – but also in the passing game that has been as best inconsistent the past several years.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team has been putting up some impressive numbers the past couple of weeks, as a big showdown with Ohio Valley Conference favorite Southeast Missouri looms this weekend.
The Governors (16-10, 8-4 OVC) enter the week having won seven of their last eight games, averaging 10.8 runs per games, with mid-week matchups at Middle Tennessee on April 5th, followed by a home game versus Western Kentucky on April 6th at Charles C. Hand Park before Southeast Missouri comes to Clarksville for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday (April 8th-10th) OVC series.
Clarksville, TN – Over the past 17 years, hitting streaks for players on Austin Peay State University’s softball team have been on the shorter side — usually six or seven games — but current Governors player Kacy Acree is on the verge of the best hitting streak by an APSU player this century.
Going into this season, only four Govs have reached double-figure games during their hit streaks since 2000 – Jennifer Simpkins (11 games) in 2004, Ashley Taylor (11 games) in 2008, Lauren de Castro (13 games) in 2012, Kayla Davidson (10 games) in 2013 and now Acree this season, with her current 12-game hit streak.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will open its first spring practice under new head coach Will Healy, March 21st, with what hopes to be the next step in getting the program out of the second division of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Over the next 34 days, culminating with the Red and White Game on April 23rd, Healy and his staff will have a lot of their plate.
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