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APSU Athletics Department sports New Faces

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – A new academic year brings a host of new faces into the Austin Peay State University athletics family, with an ever-expanding department bringing an increased demand for talented staff.

Two additions were made in the academic services area. Ryan Combs, recently of Belmont, joins the department as an academic coordinator working alongside Austin Peay’s soccer, baseball and women’s basketball programs. In addition, Kara Carpenter joins the department as an advisor to the football team after spending last season at Texas A&M-Commerce. She graduated from Western Carolina in 2013.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball adds Brandon Romans, David Weber to coaching staff

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head baseball coach Travis Janssen filled out his coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, hiring Brandon Romans as an assistant coach and bringing David Weber on board as a volunteer assistant coach.

Romans will be the Governors recruiting coordinator, hitting and outfield coach. Weber will assist with the Govs catchers, team and camp operations.

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APSU Govs Football Don Shells in Third Practice Monday

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay football team suited up in shells for their third practice in 2016 on the turf of Fortera Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

APSU ran through two hours and 15 minutes of drills with ramped up intensity and contact.

Austin Peay Football practices in shells again today at 3:45pm. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football practices in shells again today at 3:45pm. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football begins Preseason Camp Saturday

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – With all the buzz and hype swirling around an on-the-rise Austin Peay State University football program, the Govs have reported back to campus and are set to open preseason camp at 3:45pm, Saturday in Fortera Stadium.

Saturday’s practice will be the first of 17 practices and two scrimmages over the next 15 days for the Govs.

Austin Peay Football to have 17 practices and two scrimmages beginning Saturday.

Austin Peay Football to have 17 practices and two scrimmages beginning Saturday.

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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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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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The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball announces Non-Conference Schedule

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Notre Dame, Baylor, Texas and Stanford headline a stout non-conference Tennessee women’s basketball schedule that was released on Monday by fifth-year Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick (108-34, .761).

Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when that information is approved for release.

UT, which returns four starters from a team that finished 22-14 and rallied for the program’s fourth NCAA Elite Eight appearance in five seasons, is ranked No. 11 in Charlie Creme’s ESPN.com “Way-Too-Early Preseason top 25”. The Lady Vols welcome back their top scorer in redshirt junior guard Diamond DeShields (14.3 ppg.) and top rebounder in redshirt junior center Mercedes Russell (8.3 rpg.).

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football Govs will draw their share of attention at OVC Media Day

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – While most teams that finish last in the conference standings the year before don’t normally garner a lot of attention at conference media day meetings, but the 2016 Austin Peay State University football team maybe the exception to the rule.

Much has changed for the Govs since finishing the 2015 season with a 0-11 overall record and a 0-8 mark in OVC play, as they and the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference teams meet in Nashville, TN on July 18th at the Holiday Inn on West End Avenue for the OVC Football Media Day.

Austin Peay Football plays their first home game of the year at Fortera Stadium versus Tennessee Tech on September 10th.

Austin Peay Football plays their first home game of the year at Fortera Stadium versus Tennessee Tech on September 10th.

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Clarksville moves forward with Plans for Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Freedom Point

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Civic leaders gathered Thursday to announce a major step toward the goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, with a statue and interpretative display along the Cumberland River in Clarksville.

Coach Summitt died June 28th from Alzheimer’s disease, five years after a diagnosis of early onset dementia forced her to retire from her legendary UT coaching career, during which her teams won a record 1,098 games and eight NCAA national titles.

Clarksville Leaders Unveil Plans for Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Freedom Point Thursday morning, July 14th.

Clarksville Leaders Unveil Plans for Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Freedom Point Thursday morning, July 14th.

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