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 women’s track and field team has had many outstanding athletes come through its program over the years, but sophomore pole vaulter Savannah Amato is on the verge of adding her name as one of the all-time greats in Ohio Valley Conference history.
The 5-5 Delaware, OH native is currently the defending OVC indoor and outdoor pole vault champion and is the odds-on favorite to repeat as outdoor champion.
Clarksville, TN – With just 19 days left before it’s commencement ceremony, the first of Austin Peay State University’s spring sports teams will begin Ohio Valley Conference postseason championship play this week.
Overall, the OVC will host eight spring championships over the next 37 days, beginning this week with women’s golf on April 17th through April 19th and men’s and women’s tennis on April 21st through April 23rd.
Clarksville, TN – Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said “Sports don’t build character, they reveal it.” And in the case of Austin Peay State University softball player Allie Blackwood no truer a statement could be said.
Four years ago, the Dalton, GA native came to Clarksville to pitcher for the Governors softball team and occasionally may see some time at first base and for two and a half years that is what happened.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team has hit a lull over the past three weeks, after a solid start to the season, and while there is still a lot of baseball yet to be played for the Governors, some trends need to turn around if they look to get a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference postseason field.
The Govs (12-15, 5-7 OVC) currently sit in the eighth spot in the conference standings, a game ahead of ninth-place SIU Edwardsville and a game-and-a-half ahead of 10th-place Eastern Illinois, with the top eight teams making the OVC postseason tournament field.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s women’s tennis team made a return to the Ohio Valley Conference postseason in 2016, after a two-year hiatus, but with the start of Ohio Valley Conference play in 2017 the Govs have come out of the gates quickly, but face some tough opponents this week as they try to remain undefeated in conference play.
The Govs enter the week with an overall record of 5-5, but more importantly a 3-0 mark in OVC play – one of three teams yet to drop a match in conference play this year – having opened OVC play with victories over Tennessee State (5-2) and Belmont (4-3) on the road and Jacksonville State (6-1) at home this past Saturday.
Clarksville, TN – In 2016, Austin Peay State University softball player Danielle Liermann had one of — and arguably — the best freshman campaigns in the program’s history and the way the 2017 season has begun for the Simi Valley, CA native last year was no fluke.
Liermann, who plays third base for the Govs, was named All-Ohio Valley Conference First-Team, OVC Freshman of the Year and to the All-OVC Newcomers Team last year after batting .361, with nine doubles and seven home runs among her 57 hits, while also collects 36 RBIs.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will be holding a press conference March 6th at the Dunn Center – on the court that bears his name — to not only announce the retirement of long-time head men’s basketball coach Dave Loos, but to also celebrate one of the greatest legacy’s any coach at any Ohio Valley Conference institution.
For the last 27 years, Loos has patrolled the sidelines of basketball courts in the OVC accumulating an all-time conference best 421 victories, over 100 wins more than the prior all-time win’s leader Cal Luther – who finished with 319 victories in 1999.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will have its 16th collegiate sponsored sport kick-off its inaugural season this weekend in Birmingham, AL, with the start of Beach Volleyball’s 2017 regular season, at the UAB Blazer Duals.
Austin Peay will play New Orleans, Tulane and UAB in the program’s historic opening weekend.
The addition of beach volleyball is the first sport added by the Governors Athletic Department since women’s soccer played its first season in the fall of 2002, while also becoming the 10th overall women’s sports sponsored by the university.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s golf team opening its 2017 spring schedule February 20th at The Invitational at Savanah Harbor, in Savannah, GA, with a youthful roster looking to make its mark early-on.
As the Govs head to the first tee box today for third-year head coach Robbie Wilson, the seven-player roster only has one senior (Erik Hedberg/Barcelona, Spain) and one junior (Hunter Tidwell/Alcoa, TN) on the squad.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team opens its 2017 regular season this Friday, February 17th at Raymond C. Hand Park with expectations of making another deep run in the Ohio Valley Conference postseason and hopefully a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four seasons.
The Govs finished the 2016 season with a 30-23 overall record and a third-place finish in the OVC Tournament in head coach Travis Janssen’s first year at the helm, with the tournament appearance snapping a two-year drought of missing the post season.
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