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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Death of Pat Summitt

 

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.  For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans, including our two daughters.

Her unparalleled success includes never recording a losing season in 38 years of coaching‎, but also, and more importantly, a 100 percent graduation rate among her players who completed their athletic eligibility.

Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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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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Former APSU Golfer Marco Iten wins Swiss Amateur Championship

 

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APSU Baseball - Austin Peay State UniversityZurich, Switzerland – Former APSU Governor Marco Iten is still winning golf tournaments.

A year after finishing second at the Swiss Amateur Championship, the former Austin Peay State University great walked away with the title over the weekend at the Golf and Country Club Shonenberg, although Iten needed three extra holes to defeat Mauro Anderi for this year’s title.

Former Austin Peay Golf Gov Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

Former Austin Peay Golf Gov Marco Iten. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field Team earns OVC Outdoor Sportsmanship honor

 

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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team earned the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Team Sportsmanship Award, the conference office announced Tuesday.

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APSU Lady Govs Softball earns OVC Sportsmanship honor

 

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APSU Softball - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday Austin Peay State University is the 2015-16 Team Sportsmanship Award recipient for softball.

Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff and administrators and fans.

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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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