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Lady Govs mount furious second-half charge to down Skyhawks

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Senior Brooke Faulkner scored all 16 of her points in the second half to help lead Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team to a 69-61 come-from-behind victory in Ohio Valley Conference play, Thursday night, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (8-16, 7-5 OVC) overcame a 13-point deficit just five days after surrendering an 11-point lead at Morehead State. UT Martin led by that margin, 41-28, with 15:52 remaining in the game following senior Alecia Weatherly’s three-point field goal.

Senior Brooke Faulkner scored 16 second-half points to lead Austin Peay past UT Martin, Thursday night. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior Brooke Faulkner scored 16 second-half points to lead Austin Peay past UT Martin, Thursday night. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Adrian Henning, Paige Smith, Ryan Bennett to be inducted into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Adrian Henning, a two-time first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference forward who led the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team to back-to-back league championships and a 2003 NCAA tournament appearance; Paige Smith, who helped lead the Lady Govs basketball team to a trio of NCAA tournaments also during the early part of this decade, and Ryan Bennett, one of the best two-way catchers in APSU history who helped lead the Bats Govs to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 1996, will be inducted into the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday.

The 9:00am, induction ceremonies in the Dunn Center’s front lobby will see the APSU Athletic Hall of Fame grow to 97. The newest inductees and their families also will be honored during halftime ceremonies of APSU’s home contest against Murray State.

APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Athletic Hall of Fame. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Doubles play leads to Govs tennis win against Lipscomb

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team defeated Lipscomb, 6-1, Wednesday night, at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.

The Govs used a solid effort in both singles and doubles to put away the Bisons. For the third-straight match, Austin Peay won the doubles point, but this time not without excitement.

APSU Men's Tennis. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Tennis. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Football Governors fill needs with 16 signees

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Filling areas of need, Austin Peay State University football team announced the signing of 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday, to attend the University next fall.

Wednesday was the first day that potential recruits could sign national letters of intent.

“We recruited needs as we always do,” APSU coach Rick Christophel said. “We pinpointed some areas, in particular, and we felt like we did well recruiting those areas. We still would like to find a linebacker and another offensive lineman—we signed one (Julian Virgo, of Pope John Paul II in Hendersonville), but we really feel good about this recruiting class so far.

APSU Governors Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Governors Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Lady Govs begin regular season’s final month with visit from UT Martin

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay women’s basketball team will begin the final month of its regular season schedule when it hosts UT Martin in a 5:15pm, Thursday, Ohio Valley Conference contest at the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs finally will have an opportunity to become familiar with their home court, playing five of their final seven regular-season contests at the Dunn Center. In the previous three months, Austin Peay has played 16 of its 23 games on the road.

Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Lady Govs Basketball. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Governors seek to maintain first-place lead against Skyhawks

 

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Governors vs UT Martin 7:30pm, Thursday, February 3rd
Dave Aaron Arena/Dave Loos Court – Clarksville, TN 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – If Austin Peay needs any reminder on how much UT Martin has improved this season, the Govs only need to turn back the clock to early January.

The Governors found themselves down nine halftime points and were forced to rally for a 71-61 victory, preventing the Skyhawks from their season’s first Ohio Valley Conference victory.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Lipscomb next for Tennis Govs, Wednesday

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team returns to action when it hosts Lipscomb in a 2:00pm, Wednesday match at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center. Admission is free to all Austin Peay tennis matches.

The young Governors team will match up well with a similarly young Lipscomb team. In fact, the two teams share a pair of common opponents, with both teams earning a win against Chattanooga and a loss against Georgia State.

APSU Men's Tennis. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Tennis. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Norbiato named CIAF APSU Athlete of the Week

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Henrique Norbiato, a sophomore on the Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Henrique NorbiatoNorbiato won a pair of matches at No. 2 singles – at Chattanooga and against Georgia State. The Londrina, Brazil native also teamed with sophomore Sean Bailey for two wins at No. 1 doubles.

Against Chattanooga, Norbiato won his singles match in straight sets and had no problems at No. 1 doubles. However, against Georgia State, Norbiato and Bailey came from behind to win their doubles match in a tiebreaker.

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. «Read the rest of this article»

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Basketball Govs headed to Fairfield for BracketBusters

 

Game Tapped for ESPNU Broadcast

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will face Fairfield in a noon, Saturday, February 19th, ESPNU BracketBusters contest, in Bridgeport, CT, which will be televised on ESPNU. The Govs are one of 11 nationally televised games, selected from a pool of 114 teams, the largest pool in the event’s history.

It will be the eighth time – the most of any Ohio Valley Conference school – Austin Peay (14-9) has played in the BracketBusters series as well as the third time APSU has been selected as one of the televised games.

APSU Governors Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Governors Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Georgia State hands Tennis Governors first loss

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Georgia State, Sunday, in its home opener at the Governors Indoor Tennis Center.

“Georgia State is a really good team and coach (Chase) Hodges has done an excellent job there,” Govs head coach Malik Tabet said. “Their players really grind out points and play good tennis. We’ve been doing a great job in doubles; I really like our doubles combinations and they’re playing well.”

APSU Men's Tennis. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Tennis. (Photo Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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