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APSU Track and Field heads to Vanderbilt for Commodore Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field returns to Nashville for another competition at Vanderbilt, this time at the Commodore Invitational, a two-day event hosted at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility. Action begins 4:00pm, Friday, and resumes 9:30am, Saturday.

Austin Peay Track and Field competes in the Commodore Invitational Friday and Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field competes in the Commodore Invitational Friday and Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Maya Perry-Grimes leads APSU jumps group at Purdue

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityWest Lafayette, IN – As it turns out, adding a talented freshman to an already-talented group of jump specialists is a good recipe for success.

That’s what Austin Peay State University track and field found out at Saturday’s Gene Edmonds Invitational, hosted by Purdue, which saw freshman Maya Perry-Grimes lead a standout jumps group that swept the podium in the triple jump.

Austin Peay Track and Field find success at Gene Edmonds Invitational Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field find success at Gene Edmonds Invitational Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Purdue’s Gene Edmonds Open next up for APSU Track and Field

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University track and field gets back to work this weekend with a trip to West Lafayette, Ind., to compete in Purdue’s Gene Edmonds Open, Saturday.

Field action is slated for an 10:15am (CT) start, while the running events are scheduled to kick off at 1:00pm CT.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field get back to work at Purdue's Gene Edmonds Open Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field get back to work at Purdue’s Gene Edmonds Open Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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Strong start for APSU Track and Field at Vanderbilt’s Indoor Opener

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – As season-debuts go, Austin Peay State University track and field head coach Doug Molnar had to be pleased with how his Governors performed, particularly in the field events, at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, Saturday.

When you have a team as young as Molnar’s, good starts are imperative.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field kicks off season well at at Vanderbilt's Indoor Opener, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field kicks off season well at at Vanderbilt’s Indoor Opener, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field begins indoor season at Vanderbilt

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – As has become tradition under head coach Doug Molnar, Austin Peay State University track and field will kick off the indoor season with a pre-Christmas event, traveling to Music City for the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, Saturday, at Vandy Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field starts indoor season Saturday at Vanderbilt. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field starts indoor season Saturday at Vanderbilt. (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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Twenty-one APSU student-athletes earn OVC Medal of Honor recognition

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Twenty-one Austin Peay State University student-athletes were among the record 245 Ohio Valley Conference athletes to earn OVC Medal of Honor accolades for the 2015-16 academic year.

For the fourth year in a row, every Academic Medal of Honor recipient posted a 4.0 grade-point average. The record shattered the previous high of 212, set during the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past five years, 1,025 student-athletes have earned an OVC Academic Medal of Honor.

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor recognizes those student-athletes that achieve the highest grade-point in their respective OVC-sponsored sport for the entire academic year, were eligible and used a season of competition while participating in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport.

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University had 21 Student Athletes earn the OVC Medal of Honor. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Former APSU Track Star Breigh Jones an NCAA Woman of the Year conference honoree

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Former Austin Peay State University, APSU track and field standout Breigh Jones has been selected as one of two Ohio Valley Conference nominees for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

A Memphis native, Jones is one of 141 female student-athletes designated as a conference honoree, joining Belmont distance runner Hannah Wittman as an OVC nominee.  She is one of 54 Division I athletes up for the honor.

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170 APSU Student-Athletes earn Spring Semester Academic Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Over half of Austin Peay State University’s student-athletes received academic recognition following the recently concluded spring semester with the department announcing its student-athletes posted a 2.91 grade-point average.

The department saw 170 student-athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, each earning a minimum 3.0 GPA during the semester. The athletics department saw 84 student-athletes named to Austin Peay’s Dean’s List and 34 of those were recognized on the President’s list, each posting an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

170 Austin Peay State University's student-athletes received aSpring Semester Academic Recognition. APSU Women's Golf's Jessica Cathey pictured above made the President's list. (APSU Sports Information)

170 Austin Peay State University’s student-athletes received aSpring Semester Academic Recognition. APSU Women’s Golf’s Jessica Cathey pictured above made the President’s list. (APSU Sports Information)

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