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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governor Athletes continue to shine in classroom

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – If you’ve watched just about any NCAA Basketball regular-season or tournament game, or a few college football regular-season or bowl games over the past six or seven years you’ve probable the NCAA sponsored commercial spot that goes ‘over 400,000 student athletes and just about all of us will go pro in something other than sports’.

The Austin Peay State University Athletic Department has once again lived up to that NCAA standard with over 50 percent of its total number of student athletes recording at least a 3.0 grade-point average over this past fall semester.

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180 APSU Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For the fourth consecutive semester, more than half of Austin Peay State University’s athletes received academic recognition following the recently concluded spring semester.

The department saw 180 athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, each earning a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the semester. That amounted to more than 53 percent of the department’s near-record 335 athletes earning academic recognition from the department.

It is the fourth consecutive semester the department has seen more than 50 percent of its athletes post a 3.0 or better GPA.

180 Austin Peay Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors. (APSU Sports Information)

180 Austin Peay Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athletes post 2.922 GPA for Fall Semester

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Eleven Austin Peay State University athletics’ teams surpassed the 3.0 grade point average during the fall semester highlighted by a department-high 3.875 GPA from the women’s tennis team as announced Tuesday.

Women’s golf followed women’s tennis with a 3.626 GPA, while volleyball posted a 3.453 GPA. Tennis also posted the top GPA in a men’s sport with a 3.286 GPA with men’s cross country and baseball following with 3.109 and 3.078 GPAs respectively. 

Fall Semester sees Austin Peay Athletes post 2.911 GPA. (APSU Sports Information)

Fall Semester sees Austin Peay Athletes post 2.911 GPA. (APSU Sports Information)

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Eighth consecutive GSR improvement for APSU Athletics

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsIndianapolis, IN – Austin Peay State University’s athletics department received its annual NCAA graduation success rate report, Tuesday, which included the current federal graduation rates for each of the department’s 13 sports.

According to the NCAA’s graduation success rate (GSR), Austin Peay’s athletics department saw 82 percent of its students who entered college in 2009 graduate within six years. It is the eighth consecutive year Austin Peay has shown improvement in its graduation success rate.

Austin Peay's Athletics Department saw their graduation success rate improve from 79 percent to 82 percent in this year's NCAA graduation success rate report. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Athletics Department saw their graduation success rate improve from 79 percent to 82 percent in this year’s NCAA graduation success rate report. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Cross Country shows potential at NCAA South Regional

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUTallahassee, FL – Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team has made gradual improvements throughout the season, and on Friday, showcased its potential as sophomore Wesley Gray and freshmen Hezron Kiptoo and Tyler Smith competed in the NCAA South Regional.

Austin Peay Cross Country has good showing at NCAA South Regional. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country has good showing at NCAA South Regional. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Govs set for NCAA South Regional

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUTallahassee, FL – Three members of the Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team – Wesley Gray, Hezron Kiptoo and Tyler Smith – will compete in the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships, Friday.

The men’s 10K will be held at the Apalachee Regional Park beginning at 8:30am.

Austin Peay Men's Cross County has three member in NCAA South Regional. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Cross County has three member in NCAA South Regional. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Cross County teams power through at OVC Championships

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Despite a number of setbacks which limited competitors, Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams powered through at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, Saturday, at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

The men’s team finished ninth in the 8K, while the women were 11th in the 5K.

Sophomore Wesley Gray posted the top performance by a Gov for the second-straight year, finishing in 28th with a time of 26:15.8.

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams competed in the OVC Championships Saturday in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country Teams competed in the OVC Championships Saturday in Nashville. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Cross Country teams head to Championships in Nashville

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams set their sights on the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, Saturday, at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.

The event will take place at Vaughn’s Creek Cross Country Course, with the women’s 5K beginning at 9:00am, followed by the men’s 8K at 10:00am.

Sophomore Wesley Gray, who was APSU’s top finisher at last year’s OVC Championships (31st), posted back-to-back top 16 finishes to conclude the regular season, making him a contender in the 8K. Meanwhile, freshman Hezron Kiptoo has enjoyed a breakout campaign, with the newcomer rattling off impressive results in each meet.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams ready for OVC Championships Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Wesley Gray leads APSU Cross Country to fourth place finish at JennaStrong Invitational

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsWilmington, OH – Sophomore Wesley Gray finished 16th in the men’s 8K event, helping Austin Peay State University men’s cross country team post a 4th place finish at the JennaStrong Invitational, Friday.

Gray’s time of 25:38.1 is the second-lowest 8K time by an APSU runner this season, and the season-best mark for Gray by one second. Freshman Hezron Kiptoo placed 39th in the event with a time of 26:11.6, continuing his consistency as one of APSU’s frontrunners.

Austin Peay Cross Country has strong showing at JennaStrong Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country has strong showing at JennaStrong Invitational, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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JennaStrong Invitational final regular season tune-up for APSU Cross Country teams

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams travel to Wilmington, Ohio, Saturday, for the JennaStrong Invitational.

The event will serve as the final regular season meet for the Governors, who compete in the Ohio Valley Conference Championships, October 29th, in Nashville Tennessee.

Saturday’s race will be the 24th annual event hosted by Wilmington, and the fourth year to be named the JennaStrong Invitational.

The men’s race is set to begin at 4:30pm, with the women will follow at 5:15pm.

Austin Peay Cross Country teams heads to Ohio for JennaStrong Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Cross Country teams heads to Ohio for JennaStrong Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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