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Austin Peay State University has Six Govs earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsFairfax, VA – Six Austin Peay State University student-athletes were named to the 2016 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Teams, selected by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.

Senior Breigh Jones capped her stellar career with a third honor from the publication, while seniors Kymmalett Ross and Jessica Gray and junior Unjala Lester earned their second honors. Senior Tiasha Gray and sophomore Kirstin Robertson were first-time recipients of the honor.

Jones, Ross and Tiasha Gray were part of Austin Peay’s 37-athlete graduation class that participated in the May 6th commencement exercises.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones, Kymmalett Ross, Jessica Gray, Unjala Lester, Tiasha Gray and Kirstin Robertson earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s Chris Horton named Tennessee Sports Writers Association College Player of the Year

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University star senior center Chris Horton, who led the Govs to an improbable Ohio Valley Conference tourney title and NCAA tournament appearance, was voted the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for the 2015-16 season, as announced by the organization Thursday.

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Dre’Kalo Clayton joins APSU Governors Basketball for 2016-17 season

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has added size and bulk along the frontline for the 2016-17 season with the signing of Dre’Kalo Clayton, from Northwest Mississippi Junior College.

The 6-6, 245-pound forward is expected to help provide an inside presence with the loss of senior center Chris Horton.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors graduating seniors accomplished much during their time

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletic department had 37 student-athletes receive their degrees in the May 7th spring commencement, with many leaving their marks in their respective sports and in the overall history of Governors athletics.

Two basketball players, Chris Horton and Tiasha Gray have been the face of the men’s and women’s basketball program the past four years.

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APSU has Thirty-seven athletes participate in Spring 2016 Commencement exercises

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Thirty-seven Austin Peay State University student-athletes participated in Spring Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

The following student-athletes, athletics alumni and departmental employees were bachelor’s degree candidates for the May 2016 Commencement (master’s candidates noted in parentheses).

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Austin Peay’s Chris Horton sweeps Men’s Awards at APSU Athletic Banquet

 

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Lidia Yanes Garcia named Outstanding Female Athlete, Track’s Breigh Jones chosen Female Legends

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TNChris Horton, who punctuated a consummate basketball career with Ohio Valley Conference tournament most valuable player honors, has been chosen as both Austin Peay State University’s 2015-16 Outstanding Male Athlete as well as the Legends Award recipient as the most valuable male senior athlete.

Meanwhile, Lidia Yanes Garcia, who became the first women’s tennis player in OVC history to be named Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the same season, was named APSU’s Outstanding Female Athlete.

(L to R) APSU's Breigh Jones, Chris Horton and Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) APSU’s Breigh Jones, Chris Horton and Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors athletics teams continue NCAA APR improvement

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsIndianapolis, IN – Ten of Austin Peay State University’s 14 intercollegiate athletic teams improved or posted a perfect score in the most recent release NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate, Wednesday.

Last week, the NCAA released its public recognition awards which are presented annually to those programs that post the top marks in their respective sport-groups. Austin Peay saw its women’s cross country, women’s golf and women’s volleyball teams recognized as each scored a perfect 1000 Academic Progress Rate.

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APSU Governors Basketball adds forward Sam McCraken from Cincinnati

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Sam McCracken, a 6-8, 190-pound forward from Cincinnati who helped lead his high school to a 24-5 record as a senior, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Austin Peay State University.

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APSU Govs’ Chris Hortin invited to Portsmouth Basketball Tournament

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUPortsmouth, VA – Not only did Chris Horton‘s play as a senior, in particular his Ohio Valley Conference tournament Most Valuable Player performance, earn him nationwide attention, he also has caught the attention of professional scouts.

The 6-8 Horton has earned an invite to next week’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.), which will be played in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams and from numerous international leagues.

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APSU’s Dave Loos will return as head coach for Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU basketball head coach Dave Loos, who led Austin Peay State University to a miracle run to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, will return as Governors head coach for the 2016-17 season. That was announced Tuesday by APSU Athletics Director Ryan Ivey.

“We are excited to have Coach Loos returning for his 27th season,” said Ivey. “This season was an incredible and magical run, and I look forward to helping Coach Loos and his talented staff build upon the momentum to achieve future success.

Austin Peay's Dave Loos to stay on as APSU head basketball coach. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Dave Loos to stay on as APSU head basketball coach. (APSU Sports Information)

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