Topic: Austin Peay
Austin Peay State University’s Athletic Department and its student-athletes continue to show that they live up to that standard and be a good neighbor and supporter of the Clarksville community.
Clarksville, TN – The attention of Govs fans have been focused on the Austin Peay men’s and women’s basketball teams this past month, with the indoor track and field team having had a 41-day layoff between meets, but even that layoff hasn’t kept the Lady Govs from showing their mettle in trying to better their third-place finish in the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor championships.
Instant Peay Play: Brianne Alexander’s quick start helps spark APSU Lady Govs basketball resent surge
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball player Brianne Alexander may have had to sit out the first half of the season for the Lady Govs basketball team with an injury, but her return to action has helped spark the team to a strong start in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Alexander, a 6-foot-1 freshman center from Smyrna, TN, missed the first 12 games of the regular season after tearing the meniscus in her knee – with the Lady Govs going 3-9 over that stretch.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s men’s and women’s basketball team’s enter Ohio Valley Conference play this week looking to end their two-year runs of not making the postseason, have they shown enough in pre-conference play to give Govs fans hope that those runs will end?
In the pre-season polls that were released back in October, the Govs were picked to finish fourth in the OVC’s western division and in what would be eighth-place overall – or the last spot into the tournament field.
Instant Peay Play: Marco Iten and Breigh Jones reaching NCAA finals highlight Austin Peay State University Athletic Department’s 2014
Clarksville, TN – With the 2014 calendar coming to an end this week, there were several highlights over the past 12 months for the Austin Peay Athletic Department, but topping the list has to be the NCAA Championship appearances by Marco Iten in Men’s golf and Breigh Jones in women’s outdoor track and field.
Iten, a senior, would start his run to the NCAA men’s golf championships by winning Ohio Valley Conference medalist honors by a shot, which earned his a spot in the NCAA Regional in Auburn, AL.
Clarksville, TN – From the time his high school basketball playing days came to an end five years ago, Austin Peay men’s basketball point guard Jeremy Purvis has had to shown a persistence, determination and sometimes even patience to keep his playing career going; and this season has been no different.
Purvis, who played locally at Northeast High School, was starter and three-point shooting specialist for the Eagles in its two trips to the TSSAA State Tournament.
Instant Peay Play: Robbie Wilson ready to face expectations, winning tradition as APSU Govs new golf coach
Clarksville, TN – After spending the last eight years building Trevecca University’s men’s golf team into a top-flight program on the NAIA level, Robbie Wilson is ready to face the winning tradition and expectations of leading the Austin Peay men’s golf program.
Wilson, who along with coaching at Trevecca was also an alumnus of the school, has had interaction with the Govs golf program having played against several former APSU players growing up and knowing the success that they had while playing.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay men’s basketball senior Chris Freeman has waited and worked over the past three years to get his time to show the potential that had him listed as one of the top-10 recruits out of the state of Kentucky and so far this season he has done that.
Coming into this season, Freeman had just four starts, averaging 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in just under 12 minutes of action per game.
That is why the next two months will be key for the continued building of the program, as coach Kirby Cannon and his staff will be putting plenty of miles on their travel reports as well as long hours going over tapes and evaluations of players that they hope to bring into the fold.
Instant Peay Play: APSU Lady Govs lone senior Kristen Stainback wants to close career with return trip to postseason
Clarksville, TN – As a freshman four years ago, Kristen Stainback and her teammates – including three other freshmen — went to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, making it to the tournament’s second round.
Now three years later, two seasons without a postseason appearance, and being the lone player from that quartet of freshmen to remain, Stainback wants to finish her career enjoying every moment and helping this year’s teammates know how it feels to make the postseason.
Now playing at the Movies
Showtime information provided by Discover Clarksville.
© 2006-2015 Clarksville, TN Online is owned and operated by residents of Clarksville Tennessee.