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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Brad Kirtley about to put -30- mark on Hall of Fame career

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With July quickly approaching on the calendar, Austin Peay State University’s all-time sports information director, and Athletics Department Hall of Famer member, Brad Kirtley is nearing the end of a 30+ year career at the university as he heads into retirement.

Kirtley became APSU’s sports information director in February 1984 — replacing another Athletics Department Hall of Famer member Sherwin Clift — after working in the Southeast Missouri State University’s sports information office.

APSU Sports Information Director Brad Kirtley.

APSU Sports Information Director Brad Kirtley.

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Instant Peay Play: Four names added to pantheon of APSU Baseball Draft Picks

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – This past week in New York City, Major League Baseball held its annual amateur draft with four Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball players having their names called, bring the all-time total to 40 players selected in the draft from APSU since the first Gov was drafted in 1972.

Juniors Ridge Smith (catcher), Logan Gray (third base), Garrett Copeland (second base) and senior pitcher Jared Carkuff were chosen in the 12th, 13th, 30th and 35th rounds, respectively, marking the second time Austin Peay had has as many as four players drafted at one time – and trailing only the 2013 MLB draft were the Govs had five players picked.

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Four APSU Govs picked in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player draft, Saturday

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityNew York, NY  – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team saw a quartet of student-athletes drafted in the third day of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

Junior catcher Ridge Smith was the first Governors player to be drafted, hearing his named called in the 12th round (372nd pick) by the Toronto Blue Jays. Junior third baseman/outfielder Logan Gray went next with his hometown Kansas City Royals nabbing him in the 13th round (403rd pick).

APSU Baseball's Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff drafted in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

APSU Baseball’s Ridge Smith, Logan Gray, Garrett Copeland and Jared Carkuff drafted in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Saturday.

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170 APSU Student-Athletes earn Spring Semester Academic Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Over half of Austin Peay State University’s student-athletes received academic recognition following the recently concluded spring semester with the department announcing its student-athletes posted a 2.91 grade-point average.

The department saw 170 student-athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, each earning a minimum 3.0 GPA during the semester. The athletics department saw 84 student-athletes named to Austin Peay’s Dean’s List and 34 of those were recognized on the President’s list, each posting an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

170 Austin Peay State University's student-athletes received aSpring Semester Academic Recognition. APSU Women's Golf's Jessica Cathey pictured above made the President's list. (APSU Sports Information)

170 Austin Peay State University’s student-athletes received aSpring Semester Academic Recognition. APSU Women’s Golf’s Jessica Cathey pictured above made the President’s list. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field Team earns OVC Outdoor Sportsmanship honor

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team earned the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Team Sportsmanship Award, the conference office announced Tuesday.

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APSU Governors continue development in Summer Baseball Leagues

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Soon after Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) baseball team saw its season come to a close, the members of that team departed Clarksville to continue their development in collegiate summer baseball leagues across the country.

A dozen Governors began the summer stationed in seven different collegiate leagues, including sophomore John Sparks who landed with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

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Austin Peay State University receives OVC Digital Network Award of Excellence

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University was honored with the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network’s Overall Award of Excellence for a campus-produced broadcast, the league office announced Thursday.

The honor, one of the top two awards presented, was one of four awarded Austin Peay for its broadcasts, which are produced by the university’s department of communications.

The OVC Digital Network (OVCDN) launched in August 2012 and is the exclusive home for live web streamed athletic contests and ancillary programming involving OVC schools.

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APSU Lady Govs Softball earns OVC Sportsmanship honor

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday Austin Peay State University is the 2015-16 Team Sportsmanship Award recipient for softball.

Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Baseball’s return to post season caps-off Governors spring semester

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With Austin Peay State University’s baseball team elimination from the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Tournament this past Saturday the 2015-16 spring sports semester and overall athletic school year came to an end for the Governors.

Although their third-place finish isn’t what the Govs wanted as they went into the tournament, their return to the post season, after falling just short of making the postseason the past two years, is a great starting point for the program and first-year head coach Travis Janssen.

Austin Peay Baseball comes in third place at OVC Tournament in Jackson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball comes in third place at OVC Tournament in Jackson, TN. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Baseball eliminated from OVC Tournament by Southeast Missouri

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityJackson, TN – The improbable became the impossible as midnight struck on the Austin Peay State University baseball season, Saturday night, in an Ohio Valley Conference tourney elimination game at the Ballpark at Jackson.

After finishing a game at 2:48am, Thursday, and playing a 4-hour, 44-minute dramatic 13-inning game earlier Saturday, the physically-taxed Govs ran out of magic and pitching late against No. 1 seed Southeast Missouri, falling 10-4.

Austin Peay Baseball falls to Southeast Missouri 10-4 in OVC Tournament elimination game Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball falls to Southeast Missouri 10-4 in OVC Tournament elimination game Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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