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Austin Peay State University’s Derek van der Merwe joins University of Arizona

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Since 2013, Derek van der Merwe, Austin Peay State University vice president for Advancement, Communication and Strategic Initiatives, has worked to strengthen the public perception of the University and to transform it into one of the South’s premier public institutions.

In that time, he has spearheaded the formation of Austin Peay’s 10-year strategic plan and overhauled the University’s athletic and academic brand identities.

APSU’s Derek van der Merwe named new assistant vice president and chief operating officer of athletics by the University of Arizona.

APSU’s Derek van der Merwe named new assistant vice president and chief operating officer of athletics by the University of Arizona.

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Former APSU coach Dave Loos enshrined in OVC Hall of Fame at annual league awards brunch

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – Friday morning, June 1st, 2018, former Austin Peay State University (APSU) Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Loos strode to the podium to accept yet another enshrinement, this time into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame.

“I hope I grew as a coach through the years,” Loos said. “You have coaches who win at all costs, and you have coaches who are transforming lives, not only coaching the X’s and O’s but mentoring student-athletes. I think that’s what’s going on in the OVC, and I appreciate that and I was proud to be a part of that and I would simply tell you to keep up the good work.”

Dave Loos inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Dave Loos inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors athletics posts best-ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Behind a quartet of Top 3 finishes in Ohio Valley Conference play, Austin Peay State University’s athletics department posted its best-ever finish in the 2017-18 OVC Commissioner’s Cup.

Austin Peay posted its first-ever 100-point tally in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup, under the new format that began 10 years ago. The Governors 101.5 points pushed them to fifth among the league’s 12 members. Eastern Kentucky won the title for the fifth consecutive season with 118.5 points followed by Murray State (114.5), Belmont (111.25) and Jacksonville State (110).

Austin Peay tallied 101.5 points in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup to come in fifth among 12 OVC Members. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Men’s Basketball junior Zach Glotta to travel abroad as part of Athletes In Action team

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – APSU Men’s Basketball junior point guard Zach Glotta’s summer vacation will be a little different this year.

The O’Fallon, Missouri native has a couple of big events coming up in the next few weeks. First, he’ll say “I do,” to fiancée Ashley Slay, former Austin Peay State University volleyball standout, May 19th, 2018. Then he’ll flee the country.

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Former APSU Basketball coach Dave Loos selected for OVC Hall of Fame induction

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – Longtime Austin Peay State University men’s basketball head coach and athletics director Dave Loos has been elected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame and will be officially inducted at the annual OVC Honors Brunch, Friday, June 1st, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Nashville.

The Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame was organized in 1977 with the intent of honoring the coaches, administrators, faculty and staff that have been associated with the OVC for at least five years and provided extensive and outstanding service to the Conference.

Former Austin Peay State University Men's Basketball head coach and athletics director Dave Loos has been elected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay State University Men’s Basketball head coach and athletics director Dave Loos has been elected to the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Basketball signs Eli Abaev

 

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APSU Men's BasketballClarksville, TN – Talented wing Eli Abaev has signed on the dotted line of his National Letter of Intent to join Austin Peay State University men’s basketball beginning in the fall.

Abaev averaged 9.1 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for Eastern Florida State College last season, helping the Titans to a 30-5 record and a third-place finish in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

Eastern Florida State College's Eli Abaev to join Austin Peay State University Basketball team for 2018-2019. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Men’s Basketball adds guard Isaiah Hart to squad

 

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APSU BaseballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball and head coach Matt Figger have kicked off the spring signing period by bringing aboard guard Isaiah Hart, a Murfreesboro Tennessee native recently of Motlow State Community College.

Hart was a destructive force for the Bucks last season, averaging a team-high 20.1 points on 45.8 percent from the floor (44.6 from three), with a team-best 5.3 assists and 3.4 steals per contest en route to all-conference honors.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball signs Motlow State Community College guad Isaiah Hart during Spring Signing Period. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Men’s Basketball head coach Matt Figger finalist for Hugh Durham Coach of the Year Award

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBoston, MA – 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Matt Figger has been named a finalist for the 2018 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually by CollegeInsider.com to the nation’s top mid-major coach.

Austin Peay State University Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Basketball head coach Matt Figger. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Men’s Basketball has laid groundwork for 2018-19 season and beyond

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s basketball team may have seen its season come to an end on March 21st, on a last-second shot by Illinois-Chicago, but first-year head coach Matt Figger and his staff have shown that the groundwork for a bright future has already been laid.

The Govs, who were picked to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the Ohio Valley Conference pre-season poll, finished the season 19-15 overall and 12-6 in OVC play – good enough for a third-place finish – the most wins and best finish in OVC play since the 2010-11 season.

Austin Peay Basketball looks to be set for a great 2018-2019 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Basketball looks to be set for a great 2018-2019 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Basketball’s Averyl Ugba to participate in national 3-on-3 tournament

 

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APSU Women's BasketballClarksville, TN – Senior Averyl Ugba of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has been invited to compete in the inaugural 3x3U National Championship in San Antonio.

The first-of-its-kind event will bring seniors from around the nation to compete and will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament.

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