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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel named to 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America ® First Team

 

APSU SoftballAustin, TXMorgan Rackel, senior pitcher with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America ® Division I Softball First Team, Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

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APSU Athletics icon Cheryl Holt inducted to OVC Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsNashville, TN – For nearly 35 years, Cheryl Holt served in the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics department in various roles. Holt has been inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in conjunction with the OVC Spring Meetings, Friday.

Inducted into Austin Peay’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012, Holt joined the Governors athletics program in 1982 as a tennis coach but was tapped by then-Director of Athletics Johnny Miller to elevate the volleyball program. She served just two seasons as tennis coach, but her tenure as volleyball coach lasted much longer – an impressive 23 seasons.

Austin Peay's Cheryl Holt inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame during ceremonies Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Cheryl Holt inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame during ceremonies Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Gov Danielle Liermann named to Softball America’s All-American Second Team

 

APSU SoftballDurham, NC – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball’s Danielle Liermann, who recently wrapped up her senior season, was among those named to Softball America’s inaugural All-American teams, Wednesday, earning second-team honors at third base.

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APSU Sports cap impressive 2018-19 campaign with best-ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU)s athletics department posted its best-ever finish in the 2018-19 OVC Commissioner’s Cup behind two regular-season championships and another pair of Top 3 finishes in Ohio Valley Conference play

APSU delivered its second-straight 100-point tally in the OVC Commissioner’s Cup, with its 109 points this season an improvement over last season’s 101.5 points. That total pushed the Governors to fourth among the league’s 12 members. Murray State won the 2019 competition with 128 points, its first victory since the inaugural commissioner’s cup was awarded in 2008-09. Jacksonville State finished second (115) followed by Belmont (114) and Austin Peay.  

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner's Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Athletics post best ever finish in OVC Commissioner’s Cup. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel signs contract with Canadian Wild, National Pro Fastpitch League

 

APSU SoftballMarion, IL – Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball pitcher/outfielder Morgan Rackel, who just wrapped up her senior season with the Govs, became the first player in program history to sign a professional contract to play softball after college, signing with the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois, a member of the National Pro Fastpitch League.

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Austin Peay State University student-athletes average 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes posted a departmental grade-point average of 3.0 or better for a program-record fourth consecutive semester finishing the Spring 2019 semester with a 3.096 mark.

A department-record 70 percent of Austin Peay’s 289 varsity student-athletes earned academic honors for the spring semester. The last eight semesters dating back to Fall 2015 have yielded eight of the top-10 semester GPA’s since tracking data began in 1993. For just the fourth time, more than 100 Govs earned a spot on the Dean’s List, with 48 posting perfect 4.0 GPA’s for the semester.

Austin Peay student-athletes post department-wide 3.0 GPA for a record fourth straight semester. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball has Record-Setting Three Players named to NFCA Central Region Third Team

 

APSU SoftballLouisville, KY – On Thursday, May 16th, the Austin Peay State University softball team made history one again placing a program-best three players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Central Region’s Third Team.

Austin Peay Softball's Danielle Liermann, Morgan Rackel, and Lexi Osowski named to National Fastpitch Coaches Association Central Region's Third Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball’s Danielle Liermann, Morgan Rackel, and Lexi Osowski named to National Fastpitch Coaches Association Central Region’s Third Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Softball’s Morgan Rackel selected for Google Cloud Academic All-District ® Team

 

APSU SoftballGreenwood, IN –  The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball program has one of its student-athletes named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District ® Team for the first time since 2003.

Senior pitcher Morgan Rackel was one of 11 student-athletes recognized in District 3, which includes Division I programs in the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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APSU Softballs Bailey Shorter named to All-OVC Tournament Team

 

APSU SoftballOxford, AL –  Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team sophomore outfielder Bailey Shorter was named to the All-OVC Tournament Team after hitting a team-high .375 his past week at the Ohio Valley Conference Softball Championship Tournament, as announced by the league office Saturday afternoon.

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APSU Softball’s season ends with 4-3 loss to Eastern Kentucky at OVC Tournament

 

APSU SoftballOxford, AL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) softball team fell Friday in Day three of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship to Eastern Kentucky, 4-3. The Govs put on a late rally, but came up short. The loss also was the end of the season for APSU.

Austin Peay Softball freshman Lexi Osowski went 2 for 3 at the plate with 1 RBI in loss to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball freshman Lexi Osowski went 2 for 3 at the plate with 1 RBI in loss to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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