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APSU Athlete of the Week Samantha Strother

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior outside hitter Samantha Strother, of the Austin Peay State University volleyball team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Strother brought back all-tournament honors from the Lady Govs opening-weekend visit to Purdue for the Mortar Board Premier, posting 30 kills in three matches.

The Richmond, Texas native got off to a slow start on the attack, combining for 14 kills in matches against Ohio and Purdue, although she did record 12 digs in the season opener against the Bobcats.

APSU Samantha Strother

But in the weekend’s final match, Strother exploded for a career high-tying 16 kills in the Lady Govs four-set loss to VCU and followed that up with a 14-kill, 19-dig outing—her second career double-double—in Tuesday’s home opener against Evansville.

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

Other notable performances by Austin Peay athletes included:

  • Junior Nicole Wojcik, of the women’s soccer team, had a hand in all three Austin Peay goals during the season opener against UAB. The Abingdon, MD, native helped get the scoring started with a cross into the box, headed home by senior Shelby Olszewski, in the 14th minute and scored her first career Austin Peay goal just over a minute later. She also bent a corner kick into the net in the 70th minute, becoming the first Lady Gov with two goals and an assist in the same contest since Tatiana Ariza (Oct. 4, 2014).

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