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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 to induct Four Governor greats into Athletics Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will welcome four new inductees into its Athletics Hall of Fame, January 28th, 2017.

Drake Reed, a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference basketball player and 2008 OVC Champion; Chelsea Harris, the 2010 OVC Women’s Golf Player of the Year and Austin Peay’s lone OVC Championship medalist; and Ron Sebree, one of the league’s most fearsome defensive linemen and a linchpin with the 1977 championship team have been selected for induction as part of the Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Will Healy confident in Govs Football future despite tough first season

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Will Healy ended his first season as head coach of the Austin Peay State University football team still looking for his first career win, but despite a winless season he is still confident in the program’s future.

The Govs finished the season amassing 5,382 all-purpose yards – a new school record – while going over 4,000 total offensive yards for the second time in school history, as well as scoring 51 total touchdowns – only the fourth time in school history the Govs have reached that milestone in a season.

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay head football coach Will Healy. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU has Four Football Players on All-OVC Postseason Teams

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Wide receiver Jared Beard, linebacker Gunnar Scholato and return specialist Kyran Moore earned All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team Honors while freshman Kentel Williams was recognized on the OVC All-Newcomer Team as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.

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Kentucky Wildcats outlasts APSU Governors Saturday

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Freshman running back Kentel Williams nabbed his second straight 200 plus all-purpose yard game and his fourth out of the last five games with a rushing touchdown – his score Saturday sparked a 13-0 lead for the Govs – in Austin Peay State’s 49-13 loss on the road at Southeastern Conference opponent Kentucky Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium.  

Austin Peay Governors wide receiver Kentel Williams (5) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Charles Walker (88) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Peay Governors wide receiver Kentel Williams (5) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Charles Walker (88) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

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Kentel Williams named APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman running back Kentel Williams, of the football team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Williams raced into the history books last week, posting the Ohio Valley Conference and Austin Peay record with 399 all-purpose yards against Eastern Kentucky in the home finale.

He posted 181 yards on kick returns, including a 97-yard return for touchdown, and 176 yards on the ground that included another score. He also led the Govs in receiving with two catches for 42 yards.

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APSU Football finishes season at Kentucky

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityLexington, KY – The Austin Peay State University football team concludes the 2016 slate by stepping out of Ohio Valley Conference and Football Championship Subdivision play with a road trip to Southeastern Conference member Kentucky, Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30pm, central time on the SEC Network.

Austin Peay Governors Football heads to Lexington Saturday to take on the Kentucky Wildcats.

Austin Peay Governors Football heads to Lexington Saturday to take on the Kentucky Wildcats.

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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 Athlete of the Week JaVaughn Craig

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman quarterback JaVaughn Craig, of the football team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Craig took home adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week after torching Tennessee State for a school-record 466 total yards and an APSU freshman-record five touchdowns in his first career start. The Chattanooga native was the only FCS player with five touchdown passes on the day and tied for most in the OVC this season.

Austin Peay freshman quarterback #13 jaVaughn Craig.

Austin Peay freshman quarterback #13 jaVaughn Craig.

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