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APSU Athlete of the Week McKenzie Dixon

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Freshman midfielder McKenzie Dixon, of the Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

The freshman from Bentonville, Arkansas, came to Austin Peay as a highly-decorated recruit and proved her mettle last week, recording a hat trick in the Lady Govs’ 7-1 drubbing of Western Illinois, Friday, at Morgan Brothers Field, the first by an APSU player since Tatiana Ariza, October 4th, 2013.

APSU McKenzie Dixon

Dixon scored three times in three different fashions: her 22nd minute tally came during the pace of play, while she scored off a penalty kick in the 33rd minute and completed the hat trick on a free kick in the 79th minute.

Tuesday, Dixon earned her first career adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor, the first for a Lady Gov in 2015 and the first by an Austin Peay offensive player since Ariza for the week of October 8th, 2013.

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:

  • Sophomore Martin Rejman, of the men’s cross country team, paced the Govs with a 15:36.24 mark in the 5000m run at last weekend’s Powerade Invitational, placing seventh overall.
  • Freshman setter Kristen Stucker, of the volleyball team, earned All-Tournament honors at the Scenic City Showdown in Chattanooga last weekend, assisting on 120 of Austin Peay’s 167 total kills. She had her best outing in Austin Peay’s first-ever win against UAB, posting a career-best 47 assists.
  • Junior cornerback Roderick Owens, of the football team, had four tackles, two pass break-ups and a 32-yard interception return for the Governors last weekend at Southern Miss.
  • Freshmen Claudia Garcia and Lidia Yanes Garcia, of the women’s tennis team, produced an unbeaten singles weekend for APSU tennis at the Skyhawk Invitational, combining for a 6-0 mark that included Claudia’s 3-6, 6-2, 10-7 win against 2014 All-OVC performer Sarah Candeloro of UT Martin.

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