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Long time Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away

 

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of Iconic Coach

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN –  Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach Pat Summitt, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28th, in Knoxville at the age of 64.

Born Patricia Sue Head on June 14th, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee, Summitt arrived at the University of Tennessee for her first job as a 22-year-old physical education teacher and coach in 1974. As it turned out, the move to Knoxville would be the only one she’d make in her career. She leaves a legacy of greatness and grace that will never be forgotten.

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Legendary Tennessee Lady Vol basketball coach dies at age 64. (UT Sports Information)

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APSU’s Chris Horton named Tennessee Sports Writers Association College Player of the Year

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University star senior center Chris Horton, who led the Govs to an improbable Ohio Valley Conference tourney title and NCAA tournament appearance, was voted the Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for the 2015-16 season, as announced by the organization Thursday.

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Austin Peay’s Chris Horton sweeps Men’s Awards at APSU Athletic Banquet

 

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Lidia Yanes Garcia named Outstanding Female Athlete, Track’s Breigh Jones chosen Female Legends

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TNChris Horton, who punctuated a consummate basketball career with Ohio Valley Conference tournament most valuable player honors, has been chosen as both Austin Peay State University’s 2015-16 Outstanding Male Athlete as well as the Legends Award recipient as the most valuable male senior athlete.

Meanwhile, Lidia Yanes Garcia, who became the first women’s tennis player in OVC history to be named Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the same season, was named APSU’s Outstanding Female Athlete.

(L to R) APSU's Breigh Jones, Chris Horton and Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) APSU’s Breigh Jones, Chris Horton and Lidia Yanes Garcia. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Baseball held scoreless by Belmont Bruins

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityNashville, TN – For the first time since March 2015, Austin Peay State University’s baseball team was shutout as Belmont starter Andrew Quillen tossed seven shutout innings in a 15-0 Ohio Valley Conference decision, Friday night at E.S. Rose Park.

Quillen stole the show from the game’s outset as he retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced, striking out eight.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball releases 2016 Fall Schedule

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – The countdown to the 2016 Austin Peay State University volleyball team season opener began Friday when head coach Taylor Mott revealed the dates for the program’s fall schedule.

In 142 days, the Governors volleyball team will open the season, August 26th-27th, in Johnson City, TN when it competes at East Tennessee’s tournament alongside Troy, USC Upstate and host East Tennessee.

Austin Peay Volleyball 2016 Schedule revealed. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball 2016 Schedule revealed. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Govs’ Chris Hortin invited to Portsmouth Basketball Tournament

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUPortsmouth, VA – Not only did Chris Horton‘s play as a senior, in particular his Ohio Valley Conference tournament Most Valuable Player performance, earn him nationwide attention, he also has caught the attention of professional scouts.

The 6-8 Horton has earned an invite to next week’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (P.I.T.), which will be played in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams and from numerous international leagues.

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APSU’s Dave Loos will return as head coach for Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – APSU basketball head coach Dave Loos, who led Austin Peay State University to a miracle run to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, will return as Governors head coach for the 2016-17 season. That was announced Tuesday by APSU Athletics Director Ryan Ivey.

“We are excited to have Coach Loos returning for his 27th season,” said Ivey. “This season was an incredible and magical run, and I look forward to helping Coach Loos and his talented staff build upon the momentum to achieve future success.

Austin Peay's Dave Loos to stay on as APSU head basketball coach. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Dave Loos to stay on as APSU head basketball coach. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Athlete of the Week Josh Robinson

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore guard Josh Robinson, of the Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Robinson scored a game-high 24 points in the Govs 105-79 loss to top-seed Kansas in the NCAA Tournament, hitting 7-of-16 from the floor and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.

After sliding over to point guard with two games to go in the regular season, the St. Louis native averaged 21.0 points on 45.2 percent (42-of-93) shooting to lead APSU from fringe contender to Ohio Valley Conference Champion.

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UT Lady Vols’ Bashaara Graves of Clarksville earns AP Honors

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – University of Tennessee women’s basketball forward Bashaara Graves has been named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, the media organization announced on Monday afternoon.

Graves, a 6-foot-2 senior from Clarksville, Tennessee, averaged 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 33 contests this season. She connected on 54 percent of her attempts from the field and hit 74 percent at the free throw line. She registered eight double-doubles in her final season, finishing her career with 29 to wind up ninth on UT’s all-time list.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior forward Bashaara Graves named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior forward Bashaara Graves named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Lady Vols lose in Elite Eight to Syracuse, 89-67

 

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UT Lady VolsSioux Falls, SD – Tennessee’s impressive 2016 NCAA Tournament run came to an end on Sunday as the Lady Vols fell to Syracuse, 89-67, in the Sioux Falls Regional Championship Game at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Diamond DeShields led No. 7 seed Tennessee (22-14) with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Syracuse (29-7), the region’s No. 4 seed, won the game with impressive 3-point shooting (14-of-30) to advance to its first-even Final Four.

DeShields shot 8-of-21 from the field and her 10 rebounds led all players. She also had five assists. Jaime Nared had 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

#11 Diamond DeShields of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the Elite Eight game in the NCAA tournament between the Syracuse Orange and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in Sioux Falls, SD. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

#11 Diamond DeShields of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the Elite Eight game in the NCAA tournament between the Syracuse Orange and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in Sioux Falls, SD. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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