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Instant Peay Play: Early fall results promising for APSU Governors

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s women’s soccer team and football team have shown some early-season promise this fall, with a couple of shutout victories on the soccer field and two strong showings in preseason football scrimmages.

On the soccer field, the Govs are not only 2-0 under new head coach Naomi Kolarova, but they have yet to give up a goal in a 1-0 victory versus Middle Tennessee at Morgan Brothers Field on August 17th and a 2-0 road victory at Evansville on August 19th.

APSU Football and Soccer start the fall season strong.

APSU Football and Soccer start the fall season strong.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors success in classroom continues to grow and shine

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While Austin Peay State University’s athletics department had great success on the field in 2017-18, it wasn’t just limited to wins and losses, as APSU student-athletics had tremendous accomplishments in the classroom.

Over the past few weeks, the Ohio Valley Conference as well as several other different sports organizations have given individual sports and athletes several honors for their achievements over the past semester and school year, as well as posting department overall grade-point averages of 3.0 or better for back-to-back semesters for the first time in 10 years.

Austin Peay Student Athletes continue excellence in the classroom. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Student Athletes continue excellence in the classroom. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Naomi Kolarova Era begins for APSU Women’s Soccer

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – After 16 seasons and 117 wins under former head coach Kelley Guth, Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) soccer team opened a new era this past weekend with an exhibition match at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field under new head coach Naomi Kolarova, posting 1-1 draw with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The Western Kentucky exhibition is the only home pre-season match, with two other road exhibitions at Mississippi Valley (August 10th) and West Alabama (August 12th).

Austin Peay State University Women's Soccer head coach Naomi Kolarova. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: New APSU Athletics Director Gerald Harrison makes first public appearance July 30th

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) will host a public press conference, 11:00am, July 30th, 2018 at the Dunn Center to introduce Gerald Harrison as the 14th athletics director in school history.

It will be the first public appearance for Harrison, who was selected for the athletics director’s position back on July 16th after serving 10 years at Duke University.

Harrison will officially take the reins as the leader of the athletics department on August 15th.

Gerald Harrison named 14th Austin Peay State University Athletics Director. (Jon Gardiner/Duke University)

Gerald Harrison named 14th Austin Peay State University Athletics Director. (Jon Gardiner/Duke University)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football won’t be afterthought at OVC Media Day

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – For the most part of the past couple of decades Austin Peay State University (APSU) hasn’t been much more than an afterthought when it comes to the Ohio Valley Conference Football Media Day, but that won’t be the case as the conference teams and media meet in Nashville on July 23rd, 2018.

The Governors are coming off an 8-4 mark in 2017 — including a runner-up finish in the OVC with a 7-1 record – after being picked last in last year’s per-season poll.

APSU Football should make some noise at 2018 OVC Media Day.

APSU Football should make some noise at 2018 OVC Media Day.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Athletic storylines to watch as school year nears

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – As summer rounds the bend and heads into the final stretch, there are several early storylines for Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) athletic department to watch as the new school year nears.

Leading the list of storylines is there are still a few staff positions still vacant in the department, including athletic director and head softball coach among others.

The athletic director’s position could be filled very soon, with the university having held interviews with three prospective candidates for the job last week.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Tennis’ Lidia Yanes Garcia continues to add to probable HOF resume

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With a year still to go in a career what should be remembered as an Austin Peay State University Athletics Department Hall of Fame career, Lidia Yanes Garcia continues to add accolades to her resume.

This past week, Garcia – a native of Los Realejos, Spain – became the first APSU women’s tennis player to earn a spot in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regional rankings; coming in 15th.

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Instant Peay Play: Can APSU football end Jacksonville State’s OVC title reign in 2018

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the 2018 college football season less than 70 days away all the early predictions have Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) football team poised to have another good season, but can they end Jacksonville State’s current title run.

The Governors finished the 2017 season with a school record tying eight wins and a second-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference standings, with its only conference loss coming against Jacksonville State – who won the OVC title for a record-tying fourth straight season and 32 straight games in conference play overall.

Austin Peay Football is a contender for the 2018 OVC Title.

Austin Peay Football is a contender for the 2018 OVC Title.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Michael Costanzo joins list of Govs picked in MLB Draft

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball program has had a history over the years of getting players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft and this year was no exception with APSU Governors starting pitcher Michael Costanzo being selected by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Costanzo, a native of Chicago, was selected in the 31st round by the Rays – the 930th overall pick in the draft– while also being a part of a record 16 overall players from the Ohio Valley Conference to be chosen in this year’s draft.

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Instant Peay Play: Summer camps kick into high gear this week at Austin Peay State University

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The calendar flipped over to June this past weekend and that can mean only one thing, it’s time for summer sports camps to begin in full at Austin Peay State University.

Over the next couple of months head coaches for Austin Peay’s men’s basketball football, soccer, volleyball and softball teams will conduct camps for all ages and skill levels.

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