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APSU Lady Govs Softball’s Laurel Burroughs gets All-OVC Softball Second-Team honors

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Capping off an outstanding senior season on the softball field, Austin Peay State University’s Laurel Burroughs has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference Second-Team, by the league’s coaches and sports information directors.

APSU's Laurel Burroughs

It is the first post-season conference selection for the Lebanon, Tennessee second baseman, who was the lone Lady Gov to be named to either of the All-OVC First- or Second-Teams.

Overall, Burroughs’ second-team selection is the first for the Lady Govs since Kayla Davidson in 2013 and the 16th overall second-team selection for Austin Peay since the OVC began all-conference selections in 1993.

Burroughs batted .340 this season, with a team-best 49 hits, 37 runs scored, seven doubles, 10 home runs and 23 stolen bases.

The 23 stolen bases are a school single-season record and tops in the OVC this season — the first time in the program’s history a Lady Gov has led the conference in that category – while her 37 runs are the fifth most in a single season in school history and the 10 home runs tie for the third most in a single season for Austin Peay.

Defensively, Burroughs has helped anchor a defense that has been ranked in the top-five in Division I in double plays turned the past two seasons – including a current No. 4 ranking at the end of the regular season.

Burroughs was also named the team’s MVP this year and has been nominated for consideration for National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors.


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