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APSU former Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lin Dunn elected to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Saturday

 

APSU - Austin Peay State University SportsUncasville, CT – Former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball head coach Lin Dunn was one of six members elected to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, which was announced during the WNBA All-Star Game, Saturday, July 27th.

The six members of the Class of 2014 are: Lin Dunn (coach), Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player), and Charlotte West (contributor). The Class of 2014 will be formally inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14th, 2014 in Knoxville, TN.

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Austin Peay State University hires Kirby Cannon as new Head Football Coach

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN - Kirby Cannon, who served as secondary coach at Central Michigan the last three years after spending 11 seasons as head coach at Missouri S&T, has been hired as Austin Peay State University’s 18th head football coach.

APSU Football Coach Kirby Cannon. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football Coach Kirby Cannon. (Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Andrew Lorentzson first inductee in new Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame Honors category

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – To be considered under the new Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame Honors category, a student-athlete, coach or athletic administrator must have completed their eligibility/employment/tenure at least 50 years ago, whose credentials may be difficult to judge due to the passage of time when evaluated with nominees from more recent eras.

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Austin Peay State University Hall of Fame Breakfast tickets on sale through Tuesday

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Tickets for the 36th Annual Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame Breakfast are on sale through Tuesday.

The breakfast, slated for 9:00am, Saturday, February 9th, will see Governors baseball coach Gary McClure, longtime team physician Dr. Cooper Beazley and former basketball star, Andrew Lorentzson, who was selected through the new Honors category, inducted, becoming the 101st, 102nd and 103rd members of APSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tickets are $10.00 per person. To reserve tickets for event, telephone Tara Pfeifler, 931.221.6119, or the APSU athletics office at 931.221.7903.

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Cheryl Holt, Jay Bailey, Ashley Haynes were inducted into Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two athletics greats and longtime athletics coach and administrator were inducted into the Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning.

Jay Bailey, an All-American running back who owns the school single-season rushing record; Ashley Haynes, the versatile forward who scored 1,000 points and grabbed 1,000 rebounds in her illustrious career, and Cheryl Holt, who led Austin Peay volleyball to 19 straight Ohio Valley Conference tournament appearances, including the 1991 tourney title, were enshrined as the 98th, 99th and 100th University Athletics Hall of Fame members.

Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction. (L to R)  Cheryl Holt. Jay Bailey, and Ashley Haynes. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame Induction. (L to R) Cheryl Holt. Jay Bailey, and Ashley Haynes. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame tickets remain on sale

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Tickets for the 35th Annual Austin Peay State University Athletics Hall of Fame Breakfast still are available in the APSU athletic office.

Tickets are $10.00 for the Hall of Fame breakfast, slated for 9:00am, Saturday, in the Dunn Center’s front lobby. With a large crowd expected, reservations will be accepted through noon, Friday by calling Tara Pfeifler, 931.221.6119.

Jay Bailey, Cheryl Holt and Ashley Haynes to be inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Jay Bailey, Cheryl Holt and Ashley Haynes to be inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball returns home to face the Murray State Lady Racers

 

Austin Peay Lady Govs vs. Murray State
Saturday, January 7th, 2012 | Tipoff: 3:00pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN | Arena: Winfield Dunn Center (7,257)

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay begins a three-game homestand – its longest this season – when it hosts Murray State in a 3:00pm, Saturday contest at the Dunn Center. The Lady Govs opened the 2012 portion of their schedule with a 66-63 victory at Eastern Kentucky, Monday, to conclude an OVC-opening, three-game road trip.

Austin Peay returns to the Dunn Center seeking to restore its home court advantage after posting a 1-4 mark at home during the 2011 portion of its schedule. Murray State will be concluding its own OVC opening three-game road trip with Saturday’s visit to the Dunn Center. The Racers dropped a 76-51 decision at Eastern Illinois, Monday, and fell to 1-9 on the road this season.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Basketball.

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Three former greats inducted into APSU Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN -  Three  exceptional former Austin Peay State University athletes were inducted into University’s Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning.

The inductees included Adrian Henning, a two-time first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference forward who led the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team to back-to-back league championships and a 2003 NCAA tournament appearance; Paige Smith, who helped lead the Lady Govs basketball team to a trio of NCAA tournaments also during the early part of this decade, and Ryan Bennett, one of the best two-way catchers in APSU history who helped lead the Bats Govs to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 1996.

The Inductees with their families at the APSU vs Murray State Game

The Inductees with their families at the APSU vs Murray State Game

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Austin Peay vs. Central Missouri in exhibition opener

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Give it to the Govs and head coach Dave Loos.

When they attempt to schedule exhibition games, they don’t necessary look for so called “cannon fodder.” The longtime Govs head coach understands exhibition games serve a useful purpose, displaying the respective strengths and weaknesses of a ballclub.

With eight newcomers mixing with six returnees, Loos knows he will find a lot of answers about his ballclub when Central Missouri comes to town to play the Govs in a 7:00pm, Thursday contest.

Central Missouri is one of Division II’s top programs, having spent much of the 2009-10 near the top or atop of the national rankings. Despite heavy losses, the Mules are ranked in the Top 20 in preseason polls this season. «Read the rest of this article»

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