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Jada Stotts named Austin Peay State University Athlete of the Week for second time in a row

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For the second consecutive week senior outside hitter Jada Stotts, of Austin Peay State University volleyball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

During the Ohio Valley Conference-opening weekend, Stotts led the Lady Govs with 46 kills and 44 digs, posting 20-20 efforts in wins against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri to help the Lady Govs get off to a 2-0 start in OVC play for the first time since 2010.

APSU's Jada Stotts

The Hoffman Estates, IL, native posted 22 kills and 23 digs against UT Martin, including her 1,000th career kill, and backed that up with a 24-kill, 21-dig performance against Southeast Missouri.

Monday, Stotts was named adidas®/OVC Offensive Player of the Week, her third career weekly honor from the league and second in as many weeks. She also earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row as well.

The Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the APSU Sports Information staff each Tuesday during the academic year. Copies in a Flash, of Clarksville, sponsors the award.

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included

  • Junior setter Aubrey Marsellis, of the volleyball team, broke the 100-assist barrier on the weekend, posting 55 against UT Martin and 46 against Southeast Missouri.
  • Sophomore forward/midfielder Gina Fabbro, of the soccer team, scored twice against Eastern Kentucky, including the game-winning goal in the 17th minute, to lead the Lady Govs to victory in their conference-opening match against the Colonels. It was her career’s second multi-goal match and gives her 10 career goals, 10th-most in Austin Peay history.
  • Senior Ornella Di Salvo, of the women’s tennis team, went 5-1 combined in singles and doubles play at the UE/USI Fall Invite, including a 3-0 final day that included singles wins against Evansville’s Natasha James (1-6, 7-5, 12-10) and Charleston’s Toni Katipa (6-2, 6-1).
  • Junior goalkeeper Nikki Filippone, of the women’s soccer team, made 16 saves in two matches last weekend, including a career-high 10 at Morehead State, as the Lady Govs earned a split during the first conference weekend.

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