Austin Peay State University’s Athletics will celebrate the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball championship when it hosts a “Peay Pairings Party,” beginning 5 p.m., Monday, in the Dunn Center front lobby. This is the second straight season the Lady Govs captured the OVC tourney championship.
The “Peay Pairings Party” is an open viewing party for Austin Peay fans, students and alumni, giving an opportunity to meet, greet and watch the NCAA Tournament Selection Show with the league champs. In fact, the Lady Govs will be available to sign 2009-10 schedule posters until 5:45 p.m., with the show airing at 6 p.m.
Also airing live from the pairings party is the finale of the Carrie Daniels Radio Show, hosted by Brian Rives, featuring a look at the OVC Tournament through the players, along with guest appearances by play-by-play man David Loos Jr. and color analyst Van Stokes. The show is broadcast on Solid Gospel 105.1 FM.
Austin Peay went into the tournament as the No. 3 seed and advanced to Bridgestone Arena with a home win over No. 6 Tennessee Tech. The Lady Govs then defeated No. 2 Morehead State in the semifinals and, for the second-straight year, upset No. 1 seed Eastern Illinois in the championship game. Junior Ashley Herring was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and was joined on the OVC All-Tournament team by senior Nicole Jamen, who averaged a double-double during the tournament.