Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
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Clarksville, TN –Youth and injuries limited Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s cross country teams in 2014, but a year older, a year more experienced and healthy once again, the Govs an Lady Govs are ready to make a move up on the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Lady Govs finished in eighth place in the OVC championship in 2014, while the men finished ninth, and both enter the 2015 regular season picked ninth in the OVC pre-season poll, but the men’s team return eight of 10 runners from last season while the women’s team returns all seven runners from last season.
Clarksville, TN – With its first scrimmage of 2015 under its belt, Austin Peay State University’s football team shows some encouraging signs, with the regular season less than two weeks away, but there is still much to do.
First, for the first time, Governors head coach Kirby Cannon could field what he felt was three full units on other sides of the ball – finally getting the depth on both sides of the ball that he has been building too since arriving at APSU.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Volleyball welcomes large in-coming class to already talented group
Clarksville, TN – Most of the time, when a college volleyball team has six incoming freshmen added to an overall roster that usually numbers between 12 to 14 you expect a certain level of growing pains.
But Austin Peay’s volleyball team welcomes its sextet of newcomers to an already talented returning roster looking to make a run to an Ohio Valley Conference championship in November.
The six newcomers are by far the largest incoming recruiting class for fourth-year head coach Taylor Mott, whose teams have made the OVC tournament in each of her three previous seasons at the helm, including making the semifinals in 2013.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s soccer team missed out on making the postseason in 2014, but with a squad that boasts 17 freshmen and sophomores on its 28-player roster finding the right chemistry will be key in making a return to the postseason in 2015.
Coming off a 4-13-1 mark least season (3-6-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play) it’s chemistry that head coach Kelley Guth, who enters her 14th season at the helm, was focused on even before that took to the field for their first practice on August 8th.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletic department is just a day or two away from having its first student-athletes of the 2015-16 school year report to begin fall workouts, but that hasn’t kept the classroom accolades from this past year from coming in.
The Ohio Valley Conference announced this past week that 79 Govs and Lady Govs were among a conference record 1,279 student-athletes to be named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2014-15 school year.
Clarksville, TN – Payton Harris scored from third base on an infield ground out to cap an extra-inning, come-from-behind victory, Monday night on Moore Field at Merricourt Park, as the Tennessee Swag defeated North Carolina 3-2 in nine innings to win the Little League 9-10 year-old Tournament of State Champions.
With the victory, the Tennessee Swag – from Clarksville — finished the tournament undefeated, while taking home the title versus the defending tournament champions.
Instant Peay Play: Dog Days of Summer signify Fall Sports to report soon for Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – With temperatures in the mid to high 90’s recently, as well as a heat index well above 100, is doesn’t feel like Austin Peay State University’s fall sports are nearing their respective reporting dates to kick off the 2015-16 school year; but they are quickly approaching.
The Lady Govs soccer team will be among the first to report, with the squad having its first of two home exhibition matches coming versus Indiana State, in just 21 days away on August 11h, with its regular-season opener coming 10 days after that on August 21st against Alabama-Birmingham.
But in a space of a couple of years he saw his long-time assistant coaches (Bret Campbell, Corey Gipson and Charles ‘Bubba’ Wells) leave the program for varied reasons and having those positions being replaced with young and upcoming coaches – until he added Jay Bowen to his staff for the second time.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletic department looked like it was close to filling its’ final open positions, as the calendar neared July, but the last days of June into the first days of July saw two coaches leave the department.
The first was Lady Govs head softball coach Stephanie Paris, who informed interim athletics director Cheryl Holt on June 28th that she was stepping down from her position that she had held for three seasons to go into private industry.
Clarksville, TN – For the second time in just over two years it looks like the search for a new Austin Peay State University athletics director is coming to a close, with the announcement by the University that it was narrowed the search to four candidates.
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