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Thundering Herd Invitational next for APSU Indoor Track and Field

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – After a promising showing last weekend at Eastern Illinois, Austin Peay State University track and field looks to keep up the strong work against a diverse field at this week’s Thundering Herd Invitational, hosted by Marshall in Huntington, West Virginia.

Austin Peay Track and Field heads to Marshall for Thundering Herd Invitational, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field heads to Marshall for Thundering Herd 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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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors Athletics 2016 Year in review

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – With the calendar changing from 2016 to 2017 this week let’s look back at the past 12 months and the accomplishments of the Governors Athletic Department this past year.

Things got rolling at the end of February when the men’s and women’s basketball teams both made the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

Earning a stop in the tournament ended a three-year postseason drought for the men’s basketball team.

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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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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.”

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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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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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.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones, Kymmalett Ross, Jessica Gray, Unjala Lester, Tiasha Gray and Kirstin Robertson earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors. (APSU Sports Information) «Read the rest of this article»

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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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