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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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103 APSU Student Athletes named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes accounted for 103 of a record 1,335 student-athletes named to the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced Wednesday by the conference office.

“Academic success is part of our department’s responsibility and a mission for our student-athletes,” said Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey. “Similar to a successful on-field performance, what you do in the classroom comes down to how hard you’re willing to work; the sacrifice and dedication these student-athletes put in to have success on and off the field is second to none.”

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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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APSU freshman Savannah Amato’s season comes to a close at NCAA East Preliminary

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityJacksonville, FL – It was unfortunately not the ending Savannah Amato imagined for her final meet of the 2016 outdoor season, but that doesn’t diminish what she was able to accomplish in her first season at Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University’s Breigh Jones earns CoSIDA Academic All-District honors

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Senior Breigh Jones, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, earned Capital One Academic All-District III honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for women’s track and field/cross country.

Jones, who graduated in May with a degree in psychology after a storied Austin Peay career, is the first Governor track performer to earn Academic All-District honors since Molly Basch (2013-14).

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Savannah Amato selected APSU Athlete of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman pole vaulter Savannah Amato, of the Austin Peay State University track and field team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Amato took gold at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, hitting a career-best 4.04m (13’ 3”) for her first career OVC gold medal. The 10 points she contributed to Austin Peay’s team score proved crucial to the Governors third-place finish—the third consecutive top-three showing by Austin Peay at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

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Austin Peay State University has Six Govs earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsFairfax, VA – Six Austin Peay State University student-athletes were named to the 2016 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Teams, selected by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.

Senior Breigh Jones capped her stellar career with a third honor from the publication, while seniors Kymmalett Ross and Jessica Gray and junior Unjala Lester earned their second honors. Senior Tiasha Gray and sophomore Kirstin Robertson were first-time recipients of the honor.

Jones, Ross and Tiasha Gray were part of Austin Peay’s 37-athlete graduation class that participated in the May 6th commencement exercises.

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Savannah Amato to represent APSU Track at 2016 NCAA East Preliminary

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the sixth consecutive season, Austin Peay State University track and field will be sending at least one athlete to the NCAA East Preliminary, with freshman pole vaulter Savannah Amato slated to represent the red-and-white Friday, May 27th in Jacksonville.

Amato, Austin Peay’s first pole vault qualifier since Carrie Burggraf, a three-time qualifier from 2008-10, is the third Austin Peay freshman in four years to advance to Preliminary competition, after Breigh Jones (2013) and Kaylnn Pitts (2014).

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APSU Track and Field moves up to take third place at OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – Underrated? Overlooked? Probably not anymore.

An Austin Peay State University track and field team that battled injury, illness and inconsistency throughout the 2016 season and entered the weekend under the radar righted the ship at the perfect moment, securing a third-place team finish at the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.

It’s the third straight season that Austin Peay has finished in the top-three at the OVC Outdoor Championships.

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Lady Govs Outdoor Track and Field nabs third placed in Nashville at OVC Championships. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Track and Field head to Nashville for OVC Outdoor Championships

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the past two seasons, Austin Peay State University track and field enjoyed a run of success unprecedented during the Doug Molnar era that had the Lady Govs among the shortlist of contenders at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.

The injury-filled 2016 season has reduced the spotlight on Austin Peay.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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