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Instant Peay Play: Kacy Acree on a rare hitting run for APSU Softball

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Over the past 17 years, hitting streaks for players on Austin Peay State University’s softball team have been on the shorter side — usually six or seven games — but current Governors player Kacy Acree is on the verge of the best hitting streak by an APSU player this century.

Going into this season, only four Govs have reached double-figure games during their hit streaks since 2000 – Jennifer Simpkins (11 games) in 2004, Ashley Taylor (11 games) in 2008, Lauren de Castro (13 games) in 2012, Kayla Davidson (10 games) in 2013 and now Acree this season, with her current 12-game hit streak.

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APSU Lady Govs Softball comes up short in both loses to Eastern Kentucky

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSURichmond, KY – Austin Peay State University’s softball team had its two biggest scoring innings of the day in its last at bat, Saturday, at Gertrude Hood Field, but both rallies came up short against the Ohio Valley Conference co-leader Eastern Kentucky in 3-2 and 8-4 finals.

APSU Lady Govs Softball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Softball blanks SIU Edwardsville, 2-0

 

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APSU Lady Govs SoftballEdwardsville, ILKacy Acree drove in two runs, while Autumn Hanners threw the first shutout for the APSU Lady Govs since April 2014, Sunday at Cougars Field, as Austin Peay State University’s softball team opened up Ohio Valley Conference play with a 2-0 victory over the defending regular-season OVC champion Southern Illinois Edwardsville.

Austin Peay Softball's Autumn Hanners shuts out SIU Edwardsville Cougars Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Softball’s Autumn Hanners shuts out SIU Edwardsville Cougars Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: Former APSU softball standout Lauren de Castro helps former high school to state title in California

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Lauren de Castro, just a year removed from a three-time First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference softball career at Austin Peay State University, put her playing experience to work this spring in being a part of the coaching staff at Torrance (CA) High School and winning the CIF Southern Section Division 4 title.

The tournament victory was the first CIF Southern Section title for the Torrance Tartars (27-9) since 1991 and would translate to winning a state championship title game in the Tennessee State Secondary Athletic Association (TSSAA).

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Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week Chandler Groves

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore outfielder Chandler Groves, of the Austin Peay State University softball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Groves hit .556 (10-for-18) in five games last week, smacking three home runs and driving in 12 from her spot as the lead-off hitter for an Austin Peay squad that went 3-2 on the week.

The Cross Plains, Tennessee, native collected multiple hits in four of five contests last week, scoring a run in four of five games as well.

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APSU’s Chandler Groves selected as adidas® OVC Softball Player of the Week

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Sophomore left fielder Chandler Groves earned her first Ohio Valley Conference in-season honor of her career, Monday, being named adidas® softball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office.

It is the first weekly conference honor for an Austin Peay softball player this season and the first since Lauren de Castro was named Player of the Week back on March 24th, 2014.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU’s Christiana Gable becoming steady offensive threat for Lady Govs softball

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With the top three offensive leaders from last season lost to graduation, including three-time first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference performer Lauren de Castro, this year’s Austin Peay softball team was going to have to have several players step up and do their best to replace those numbers lost to graduation.

One of those that have answered the need has been sophomore first baseman Christiana Gable, who has proven through the first half of the season to be among the best in being able to drive runs in when the opportunities presents themselves.

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Instant Peay Play: Marco Iten and Breigh Jones reaching NCAA finals highlight Austin Peay State University Athletic Department’s 2014

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, 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.

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95 Austin Peay State University student-athletes earn OVC academic honors

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN – Ninety-five Austin Peay State University student-athletes were recognized on the Ohio Valley Conference’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 academic year. That total included 15 student-athletes who received the league’s Academic Medal of Honor.

“The greatest metric of our success at Austin Peay is our commitment to excellence in the classroom,” said van der Merwe. “The student-athletes at this great University are special and represent the very best of the Ohio Valley Conference. We are proud of what this says about our student-athletes, our University, and the many great faculty and staff to rally behind our students every day.”

Senior Elizabeth Landon was received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the third time in her career. (APSU Sports Information)

Senior Elizabeth Landon was received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the third time in her career. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University has 170 student-athletes named to Spring honor roll

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s 313 student-athletes posted a 2.914 grade-point average during the recently completed Spring 2014 semester, the athletics department announced Wednesday.

The 2.914 cumulative GPA accumulated by the department’s student-athletes was the eighth-best mark in program history. It also is the fifth consecutive semester the group posted a 2.90 GPA or better.

170 APSU student-athletes named to Spring honor roll. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

170 APSU student-athletes named to Spring honor roll. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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