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

 

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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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APSU Governors Baseball to vacate four wins from 2016 season

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team will vacate four wins from the current 2016 season due to the use of an ineligible student-athlete, following a ruling from the Ohio Valley Conference, Monday.

Austin Peay self-reported the violation after it was uncovered during normal auditing of student-athletes’ academic records following the Spring 2016 semester.

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Governors graduating seniors accomplished much during their time

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s athletic department had 37 student-athletes receive their degrees in the May 7th spring commencement, with many leaving their marks in their respective sports and in the overall history of Governors athletics.

Two basketball players, Chris Horton and Tiasha Gray have been the face of the men’s and women’s basketball program the past four years.

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Former APSU Athletics Representative Dr. Gaines Hunt to be inducted into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsBrentwood, TN – Former Austin Peay Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Gaines Hunt has been elected into the Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame. His induction will be made official at the annual OVC Honors Brunch Friday, June 3rd at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Nashville.

The Ohio Valley Conference Hall of Fame was organized in 1977 with the intent of honoring the coaches, administrators, faculty and staff that have been associated with the OVC for at least five years and provided extensive and outstanding service to the Conference. With the induction of this year’s class, the membership will reach 79.

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APSU to add Beach Volleyball to it’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will add beach volleyball to its intercollegiate athletics program for Spring 2017, the university announced Thursday, May 5th. The addition will be the 16th Governors athletic team – and 10th team in its women’s portfolio – competing at the Division I level.

“Austin Peay State University is committed to providing opportunities for female student-athletes,” APSU President Alisa White said. “Beach volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports among NCAA schools, and I know students and fans alike will enjoy watching coach Taylor Mott‘s team compete.”

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball to make debut Spring 2017. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball to make debut Spring 2017. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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