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123 APSU Athletes named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – A program-record 123 Austin Peay State University student-athletes have been named to the 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, released Wednesday by the conference office.

Student-athletes must have achieved a 3.25 grade-point average, were eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition in that sport.

Austin Peay State University has 123 athletes named to 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University has 123 athletes named to 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball Govs in the Pros: The Midway Check

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Eleven Austin Peay State University (APSU) baseball alumni continue to play professional baseball at Major League Baseball’s All-Star Break, the official midway point of the baseball season.

The formidable list includes a pair of Governors – the ageless A.J. Ellis and Shawn Kelley playing at the major league level.

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 6: Back-to-back 3.0 semesters for APSU Student-Athletes

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – APSU enjoyed huge successes on the field of competition in 2017-18, but might have been even better in the classroom.

For the first time since 2008-09, Austin Peay State University student-athletes posted back-to-back semesters with a department-wide 3.0 grade-point average, including a program-record 3.110 mark for the fall semester.

The tennis program’s led the way, with the women’s team posting a 3.964 in the fall and a 3.957 in the spring; all eight members of the men’s team earned Dean’s List honors after a 3.890 in the fall, and followed that up with a 3.691 in the spring.

Austin Peay State University Women's Tennis' Brittney Covington. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis’ Brittney Covington. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017-18 Top-10 — No. 7: APSU’s Michael Costanzo, Jacques Pucheu dominate on the mound

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – What’s better than one dominant, flame-throwing left-handed APSU pitcher who struck out more than a batter per inning?

How about two?

Because that’s just what Austin Peay enjoyed in its weekend rotation this season, as Michael Costanzo and Jacques Pucheu became the Ohio Valley Conference’s best one-two punch, becoming just the second and third players in Austin Peay history with 100 strikeouts in a single season.

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APSU Baseball alumnus Tyler Rogers named to Triple-A All-Star Game

 

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APSU BaseballRound Rock, TX – For a second consecutive year, Austin Peay State University (APSU) alumnus Tyler Rogers, a relief pitcher for the Sacramento River Cats, has been named to the Triple-A All-Star Game which will be held July 11th at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Rogers is in his third season with the Triple-A River Cats and is again out to an impressive start with a 3-1 record and 1.85 ERA in 30 relief appearances.

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University alumnus Tyler Rogers with the Sacramento River Cats named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. (APSU Sports Information)

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2017-18 Top-10: Giant-killing APSU Govs take down Top Foes

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s not often that the little school with the funny name gets its chance to go toe-to-toe with one of the big boys.

If we’re lucky, APSU might get a dozen or so chances in a given year to take down a top-25 foe.

The 2017-18 year saw a trio of Governor squads topple a team considered to be among the nation’s best.

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Baseball’s Parker Phillips Selected for 2018 Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans College Home Run Derby

 

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APSU BaseballOmaha, NB -Austin Peay State University (APSU) first baseman Parker Phillips has been selected to the roster for the ninth annual Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans College Home Run Derby, Saturday, June 30th at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, Intersport announced Thursday.

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU Baseball Gov seeing career resurgence in return to West Coast

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the better part of nine seasons former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Athletics Hall of Fame member A.J. Ellis was a key cog behind the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but a trade to the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016 followed by a season with the Miami Marlins seemed to signal that the end of his career could be right around the corner.

But the former four-time All-Ohio Valley Conference First-Team member has seen a resurrection to his career with a return to the west coast in 2018 as a member of the San Diego Padres.

APSU Hall of Fame member A.J. Ellis now wears #17 and plays catcher for the San Diego Padres. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

APSU Hall of Fame member A.J. Ellis now wears #17 and plays catcher for the San Diego Padres. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Michael Costanzo joins list of Govs picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball program has had a history over the years of getting players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and this year was no exception with APSU Governors starting pitcher Michael Costanzo being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Costanzo, a native of Chicago, was selected in the 31st round by the Rays – the 930th overall pick in the draft– while also being a part of a record 16 overall players from the Ohio Valley Conference to be chosen in this year’s draft.

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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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