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Austin Peay State University’s Aleksas Tverijonas named Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior Aleksas Tverijonas, of the Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Tverijonas was unbeaten (3-0 in singles, 2-0 in doubles) last week, leading the Govs to a 3-0 record in their first week of Ohio Valley Conference play – one of two teams still unbeaten in conference play.

The Lithuanian-bred Tverijonas was untroubled in any singles match last week, winning all three in straight sets.

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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week Garrett Copeland

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore infielder Garrett Copeland, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Copeland hit .500 (6-for-12) with three multi-hit games serving to push his batting average up to a team-high .345. He also had three extra-base hits – all doubles – and scored six runs while driving in three.

In the midweek non-conference contest against UT Martin, Copeland was 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored, opening the scoring for the Govs with a third-inning double that drove in Imani Willis.

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APSU Athlete of the Week Patrick Massoni

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior outfielder Patrick Massoni, of the Austin Peay State University baseball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Massoni was a catalyst from the lead-off spot last week for the Governors, hitting .615 (8-for-13) with a home run, two doubles, dour RBI and four runs scored as Austin Peay opened its Ohio Valley Conference scheduled with a sweep of Eastern Illinois.

The Danville, CA, native opened the series with a 5-for-5 effort – the first five-hit game by a Governor since Reed Harper in 2013 – that included a solo home run and a double, driving in two in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader.

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APSU Athlete of the Week Tiasha Gray

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior Tiasha Gray, of the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Gray took home adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors after her 36-point, six-steal performance helped Austin Peay clinch the No. 7 seed on the regular season’s final day with a comeback win at Southeast Missouri, Saturday. She also was tabbed as CollegeSportsMadness.com OVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her work against the Redhawks.

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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week Breigh Jones

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For the third week in a row junior Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Jones broke the school record – again – at the Alex Wilson Invitational, becoming the first Austin Peay athlete to break the 54-second barrier in the indoor 400m dash with a 53.96 mark, finishing third. According to research, that is the best mark posted by an Ohio Valley Conference athlete in the indoor 400m this century.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athlete of the Week Breigh Jones

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Jones staked her claim as the best sprinter in the Ohio Valley Conference, posting wins in the 60m (7.64) and 200m (25.05) dashes at last weekend’s SIU Invitational. The Memphis, TN native also posted a strong leg in the Lady Govs’ eventual runner-up posting in the 4x400m relay (3:54.09).

Austin Peay Track and Field's Breigh Jones selected as APSU Athlete of the Week. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field’s Breigh Jones selected as APSU Athlete of the Week. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay names Breigh Jones APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Junior sprinter Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Jones broke her own school record in the 400m dash over the weekend, becoming the first Lady Gov to post a sub-55 second mark with a 54.97 run at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, TN, taking runner-up honors in the 92-runner event.

While second place might be enough to temper the excitement of earning a school record, Jones finished second to 2014 World Indoor Champion Jernail Hayes, and was stride-for-stride against one of the top runners in the nation for the better part of 300 meters.

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Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athlete of the Week Brianne Alexander

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman center Brianne Alexander, of the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Alexander averaged 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds last week, helping Austin Peay earn a split on its road trip to Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech. Her first career double-double – a 13-point, 10-rebound affair against the Gamecocks – paced the Lady Govs to a 57-54 win at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week Kristen Stainback

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior guard Kristen Stainback, of the Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Stainback averaged 20.5 points on 15-for-31 shooting last week as the Lady Govs closed non-conference action with a loss at Central Arkansas before opening Ohio Valley Conference play with a road win at Eastern Kentucky.

Stainback also drilled nine three-pointers and averaged 4.0 assists on the week.

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Ed Dyson named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports Information - , APSU, Governors, Govs, Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior guard Ed Dyson, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Dyson led the Govs in scoring as the Govs split a pair of home contests against Lipscomb and Troy last week. He averaged 18.0 points and 4.0 rebounds, shooting 52.4 percent (11-for-21) from the floor.

The Washington, D.C., native posted a season-high 21 points in Saturday’s loss to Lipscomb, hitting four shots from beyond the arc.

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