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APSU Women’s Tennis earns OVC Sportsmanship Award

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s and women’s tennis teams have earned the 2014-15 Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Awards for tennis.

APSU Lady Govs Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
APSU Lady Govs Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)

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.

“Without sportsmanship there are truly no meaningful victories,” said Beth DeBauche, OVC Commissioner. “The recipients of the OVC Team Sportsmanship awards should accept this award with great pride for their fellow competitors have made it clear their teams exemplify the best in intercollegiate athletics. In receiving this prestigious honor other competitors are saying these student-athletes compete with class, respect their opponents and value fair play. That is quite a compliment as those are all traits that will lead to true victories throughout the course of life.”

This is the first time the Austin Peay tennis program has earned the award.  With the men’s team finishing third in the regular season, head coach Ross Brown‘s team is among the best both on and off the court.

“This is a really big honor,” said head coach Ross Brown. “We try to do things the right way here and it’s a huge plus for the program.”

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