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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field’s Valerie Brown elevated to associate head coach

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TNValerie Brown has been elevated to associate head coach of the Austin Peay State University women’s track and field program, head coach Doug Molnar announced Monday.

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APSU’s New Governors Stadium to open this Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For nearly seven decades, Governors Stadium has served as the home of Austin Peay State University football and track and field teams. But nothing in those 68 years compares to the stadium transformation that occurred since the 2013 Governors football campaign ended.

A ceremonial demolition of Governors Stadium began following the November 19th contest against Southeast Missouri. Despite the coldest winter in recent time, including ice conditions that shut down the University for three days, the construction crew lost just one day of work.

Austin Peay State Univeristy's Governors Stadium has undergone a complete makeover since the 2013 season end. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s Governors Stadium has undergone a complete makeover since the 2013 season end. (APSU Sports Information)

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95 Austin Peay State University student-athletes earn OVC academic honors

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – Ninety-five Austin Peay State University student-athletes were recognized on the Ohio Valley Conference’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 academic year. That total included 15 student-athletes who received the league’s Academic Medal of Honor.

“The greatest metric of our success at Austin Peay is our commitment to excellence in the classroom,” said van der Merwe. “The student-athletes at this great University are special and represent the very best of the Ohio Valley Conference. We are proud of what this says about our student-athletes, our University, and the many great faculty and staff to rally behind our students every day.”

Senior Elizabeth Landon was received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the third time in her career. (APSU Sports Information)

Senior Elizabeth Landon was received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the third time in her career. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Gov’s Breigh Jones earns USTFCCCA honor

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNew Orleans, LA – Austin Peay State University sprinter Breigh Jones earned All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the association announced Tuesday.

Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

Breigh Jones. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Molly Basch claims Academic All-American honor

 

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Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Recently graduated Austin Peay State University pole vaulter Molly Basch has earned third-team Capital One Women’s Track and Field Academic All-American honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Austin Peay pole vaulter Molly Basch earns third-team Capital One Women's Track and Field Academic All-American honor. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay pole vaulter Molly Basch earns third-team Capital One Women’s Track and Field Academic All-American honor. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones ends NCAA run

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUEugene, Ore - Sophomore Breigh Jones got out to an early lead but couldn’t make it stand up in Heat Three of the semifinals in the 400m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Wednesday, at Hayward Stadium.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field sending Breigh Jones and Kaylnn Pitts to NCAA East Preliminary Round. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field sending Breigh Jones and Kaylnn Pitts to NCAA East Preliminary Round. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs Breigh Jones ready for NCAA’s biggest stage

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field middle-distance runner Breigh Jones is ready for her sport’s biggest stage, as she heads to Eugene, OR this week for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones prepares for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones prepares for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts closes out NCAA East Preliminary in triple jump

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Freshman Austin Peay State University track and field athlete Kaylnn Pitts saw her first collegiate season come to an end with a 32nd-place finish in the triple jump, Saturday, at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Pitts was one of the tone-setters for the event, jumping second out of the first of four flights.

Austin Peay's Kaylnn Pitts.  (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Breigh Jones is going to Oregon.

The Austin Peay State University sophomore sprinter continued her ascension as one of the elite 400m runners in the nation with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University’s Breigh Jones crushes school record at NCAA East Preliminaries

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Breigh Jones stated that her goal at the NCAA East Preliminary was to break 54 seconds, since she hadn’t done that yet in 2014.

Well, mission accomplished. And then some.

The Austin Peay State University track and field sophomore crushed her personal-best and the school record by nearly a second with a 52.82 second run on her way to a top-10 finish in the first round of the 400m dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones crushes school record in top-10 finish at NCAA East Preliminaries. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones crushes school record in top-10 finish at NCAA East Preliminaries. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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