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APSU Tennis’ Brittney Covington, Lidia Yanes Garcia named to Google Cloud Academic All-America team

 

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APSU Women's TennisAustin, TX – Two Austin Peay State University women’s tennis players are among the 45 student-athletes across all of Division I to be named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I At-Large Teams, announced Thursday.

Clarksville native Brittney Covington and Spanish sensation Lidia Yanes Garcia are the second and third Governors to earn Academic All-American honors for the 2017-18 academic year, joining volleyball standout Kristen Stucker.

APSU Tennis' Brittney Covington, Lidia Yanes Garcia named to Google Cloud Academic All-America team

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APSU Basketball alumni Tiasha Gray signs One Year Deal in Sweden

 

Clarksville native Tiasha Gray and 2016 APSU graduate returns to Swedish Damligan

Slan Sports ManagementToronto, Canada – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball legend Tiasha Gray has signed a one-year deal with Hogsbo Basket in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.

Gray, a 5’7” guard, is returning to the Swedish Damligan where she was the league’s Most Valuable Player in her rookie professional campaign, leading the league in scoring and steals in 2016-17. This past season, Gray made brief stops in Israel and Lebanon before returning home to rehab a minor knee injury.

A Clarksville, Tennessee native, Gray attended Clarksville High School before starting her collegiate career at Austin Peay State University in 2012.

Austin Peay Basketball great Tiasha Gray signs deal in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.(APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball great Tiasha Gray signs deal in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.(APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Softball coach Rodney DeLong resigns, heads to North Texas

 

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APSU SoftballClarksville, TNRodney DeLong, who led Austin Peay State University’s softball team to a 39-win campaign in 2018, has announced his resignation, effective immediately after accepting the head coaching position at North Texas, Wednesday morning.

Austin Peay Softball head coach Rodney DeLong resigns, accepts head coaching job at North Texas. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball head coach Rodney DeLong resigns, accepts head coaching job at North Texas. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football No. 25, Jaison Williams, Gunnar Scholato garner HERO Sports Preseason All-America honors

 

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APSU FootballSeattle, WA – Jaison Williams and Gunnar Scholato are expected to anchor Austin Peay State University’s defense come fall as the football Govs hope to maintain not only consensus top-25 status but secure a berth in the FCS Playoffs for the first time in program history.

Tuesday, the duo were named HERO Sports FCS preseason All-Americans, with Williams earning second-team honors and Scholato a third-team honoree. In addition, the Governors were picked No. 25 in the HERO Sports FCS preseason poll.

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APSU Baseball alumnus Michael Costanzo drafted by Tampa Bay Rays in 2018 MLB draft

 

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APSU BaseballNew York, NY – Austin Peay State University alumnus Michael Costanzo, the second pitcher to record 100 strikeouts in a season, was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 31st round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.

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APSU announces Lisa Varytimidis named Associate Athletics Director, to serve as Interim Athletics Director

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University announces that Lisa Varytimidis, current Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been named APSU’s Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. She will assume her new roles June 29th, 2018.

In addition, Austin Peay president Dr. Alisa White announced Tuesday that Varytimidis (Vary-tee-mee-dees) will serve as interim athletics director, beginning July 2nd, while the University conducts a national search for a permanent athletics director. Due to the critical timing for filling the athletics director’s position, Austin Peay has initiated a national search through Collegiate Sports Associates, and the University will use the firm as a recruiting and screening committee.

Lisa Varytimidis to serve as Austin Peay Interim Athletics Director. (APSU Sports Information)

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Former APSU coach Dave Loos enshrined in OVC Hall of Fame at annual league awards brunch

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Friday morning, June 1st, 2018, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Loos strode to the podium to accept yet another enshrinement, this time into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

“I hope I grew as a coach through the years,” Loos said. “You have coaches who win at all costs, and you have coaches who are transforming lives, not only coaching the X’s and O’s but mentoring student-athletes. I think that’s what’s going on in the OVC, and I appreciate that and I was proud to be a part of that and I would simply tell you to keep up the good work.”

Dave Loos inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Dave Loos inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football releases kickoff time for season opener at Georgia

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football team now has a time for its 2018 season opener at Georgia with the Southeastern Conference announcing its broadcast schedule, Thursday.

The Governors and Bulldogs will open the season with a 2:30pm (CT), Saturday, September 1st contest at Sanford Stadium in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Austin Peay Governors Football to open 2018 Season at the Georgia Bulldogs on September 1st. Kickoff set for 2:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football to open 2018 Season at the Georgia Bulldogs on September 1st. Kickoff set for 2:30pm. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University’s Ryan Ivey takes job at Stephen F. Austin State University

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University director of athletics Ryan Ivey director of athletics at Austin Peay State University, developed a national reputation in his three years at APSU, thanks to several key hires and big winning seasons.

Several institutions took note of his impressive accomplishments, and earlier today, Ivey announced he will leave Austin Peay to become athletic director at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

Austin Peay Athletics Director Ryan Ivey resigns, accepts Stephen F. Austin post. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics Director Ryan Ivey resigns, accepts Stephen F. Austin post. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field earns OVC Sportsmanship Award

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldBrentwood, TN – For the eighth time in program history, Austin Peay State University track and field has earned the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Track and Field Team Sportsmanship Award.

This is the third year in a row and fifth time in six seasons head coach Doug Molnar‘s squad has earned the outdoor honor.

Austin Peay Track and Field head coach Doug Molnar. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field head coach Doug Molnar. (APSU Sports Information)

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