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OVC Preseason Poll ranks APSU Men’s Cross Country ninth, Women’s tenth

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference released its 2016 men’s and women’s cross country predicted order of finish, Wednesday, voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Austin Peay State University men’s team was ranked tied for ninth in the poll, while the women were predicted to finish 10th. Last season, the men’s and women’s teams each had three top three finishes, including wins in the annual Austin Peay Cross Country Festival.

On the men’s side, the Govs will be led by three seniors with ample experience – Daniel Hamm, Kyle Harmon and Martin Rejman.

APSU Men's Cross Country tied for ninth in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU)

APSU Men’s Cross Country tied for ninth in OVC Preseason Poll. (APSU)

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Instant Peay Play: August heralds APSU Govs return to the field and the class room

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The first day of fall may not be officially until September 23rd, but the calendar’s change to August means Austin Peay’s return to not only the class room but the field of athletic competition is right around the corner.

Classes on the main Austin Peay campus are set to begin in just three weeks, on August 22nd, but even before the first lecture or lab the Governors Athletic Department will see plenty of action with the return of fall sports – as well as off-season practices for several other sports.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Twenty-one APSU student-athletes earn OVC Medal of Honor recognition

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Twenty-one Austin Peay State University student-athletes were among the record 245 Ohio Valley Conference athletes to earn OVC Medal of Honor accolades for the 2015-16 academic year.

For the fourth year in a row, every Academic Medal of Honor recipient posted a 4.0 grade-point average. The record shattered the previous high of 212, set during the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past five years, 1,025 student-athletes have earned an OVC Academic Medal of Honor.

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor recognizes those student-athletes that achieve the highest grade-point in their respective OVC-sponsored sport for the entire academic year, were eligible and used a season of competition while participating in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport.

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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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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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.

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Austin Peay State University to host full slate of fall athletic reunions

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Athletics, in conjunction with the APSU Alumni Relations Department, is pleased to welcome back a large group of athletic alumni during the coming months as part of the 2016-17 Athletic Alumni Reunions schedule.

July 21st-22nd, the Women’s Golf Alumni Association, in conjunction with the annual Governors Golf Classic, with a mix-and-mingle in downtown Clarksville to go along with participation in APSU’s annual fundraiser.

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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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APSU’s Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner honors Wayne Ard, Ron Morton

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On April 26th, during Austin Peay State University’s Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner, Wayne Ard, and his late wife, Marianne, and Ron Morton were honored for their strong support of the University.

Ard, president of Ard Construction,received the 2016 Tennessee Board of Regents’ Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Morton, owner of the largest number of H&R Block franchises in the country, was presented with the University’s 2016 Academic Advocate Award.

APSU President Alisa White, Wayne Ard and former APSU President Oscar Page. (Robert Smith | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

APSU President Alisa White, Wayne Ard and former APSU President Oscar Page. (Robert Smith | APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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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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