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Instant Peay Play: Alumnus Award recipient laid foundation at APSU that led to Super Bowls and Michigan’s Big House

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Justin Dickens has made a few stops in his career in the sports information profession since graduating from Austin Peay State University, including two Super Bowl trips and his current job as associate director of public and media relations for the University of Michigan football team, but traces all of that back to his four years as a student assistant under current Govs Sports Information Director Brad Kirtley.

A 2003 bachelor of science degree in public relations graduate returned to Austin Peay for the first time in five years, October 26th, as he was honored in the Morgan University Center Ballroom as one of the two Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients for 2013 by the university.

Austin Peay State University Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure gets 4-year contract extension

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – A day after Gary McClure became the first Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach in history to record 800 career victories, Austin Peay State University has announced it has signed its longtime coach to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.

McClure, who has led Austin Peay baseball to three straight NCAA tournaments and six overall, became only the 28th active coach with 800 career victories, Sunday, when the Governors defeated Iowa, 7-4.

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Instant Peay Play: Austin Peay State University Alumnus Award recipient laid foundation at APSU that led to Super Bowls and Michigan’s Big House

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Justin Dickens has made a few stops in his career in the sports information profession since graduating from Austin Peay State University, including two Super Bowl trips and his current job as associate director of public and media relations for the University of Michigan football team, but traces all of that back to his four years as a student assistant under current Govs Sports Information Director Brad Kirtley.

A 2003 bachelor of science degree in public relations graduate returned to Austin Peay for the first time in five years, October 26th, as he was honored in the Morgan University Center Ballroom as one of the two Outstanding Young Alumnus Award recipients for 2013 by the university.

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards

 

The tie that binds… Austin Peay Athletics

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsClarksville, TN – Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon was a trivia-like game that surfaced among movie buffs during the mid-1990s that connected one of Hollywood’s busiest actors to other actors.

One look at the awards to be presented at the Alumni Awards Brunch at this year’s Austin Peay State University Homecoming festivities and one common thread connects six of the seven honorees… APSU athletics.

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University 2013 Alumni Awards. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU to hold Alumni Award Brunch on October 26th to recognize distinguished graduates

 

Austin Peaty State University AlumniClarksville, TN – This October, Austin Peay State University will honor seven distinguished graduates during its annual Alumni Awards Brunch.

The event, which is open to the public, begins at 10:30am on October 26th, in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

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APSU Baseball Players Finish Minor League Campaigns

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - The 2013 Minor League Baseball campaign has come to a close and Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.

The Govs continue to have three players active in Major League Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, New York Yankees relief pitcher Shawn Kelley and Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Matt Reynolds. Each of the three has a month left in their seasons and, in the case of A.J. Ellis and Shawn Kelley, possibly more with October postseason runs.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball now has 14 Governors Playing Professional Baseball

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN - With its record draft class reporting to summer leagues, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team now claims a record 14 former student-athletes playing professional baseball.

The Governors saw a record five players selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft in June. Each of the five signed a professional contract and reported to leagues across the country.

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship this year. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay won its sixth OVC Tournament Championship this year. APSU Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball’s Tyler Rogers selected in 10th round of Major League Baseball Draft

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsSeacaucus, NJ – Senior closer Tyler Rogers became the first Austin Peay State University baseball player selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft when he was selected in Friday’s 10th round (312th overall pick) by the San Francisco Giants.

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Nationally Ranked APSU Baseball visits Memphis

 

Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN - Austin Peay’s newly nationally-ranked baseball team will put its eight-game win streak on the line when it meets Memphis in a 6:30pm, Tuesday tilt at FedEx Park — its final regular-season non-conference tilt.

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APSU has three Baseball Alumni on Major League Baseball’s opening day rosters

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors SportsClarksville, TN – When Major League Baseball opening its regular season today, three Austin Peay State University baseball alumni will be on big-league rosters.

Austin Peay Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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