APSU Athlete of the Week Jessica Cathey

APSU Jessica Cathey

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Senior Jessica Cathey, of the Austin Peay State University women’s golf team, has been named the Copies in a Flash APSU Athlete of the Week.

Cathey won her first career collegiate golf tournament at this week’s F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, posting a two-round 145 (74-71) to win the tournament by six strokes. It was the first tournament win for an APSU women’s golfer since Tala Mumford won the UAB Beach Blast in 2013.

APSU Jessica Cathey

Making a tournament-high 30 pars, Cathey’s consistency helped her pull away, Tuesday. While Day One leader Samantha Griffith of Lipscomb shot a 78, Cathey posted the tournament’s best round with a career-best one-under 71, leading Austin Peay back from an eight-shot deficit for its first tournament title since 2002.

Wednesday, Cathey was named adidas®/Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week, her third career weekly honor from the conference office and her first in 2015-16.

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:

  • Redshirt freshman running back Kendall Morris, of the football team, earned OVC Newcomer of the Week honors after his 136-yard performance at Murray State, Saturday. Included in Morris’ final line for the day was his third touchdown in as many weeks—the first Governor since Ryan White (2011) to score in three consecutive weeks—and his second straight game with a run longer than 60 yards.
  • Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Slay, of the volleyball team, recorded a team-high 15 kills in Austin Peay’s five-set win against SIU Edwardsville, Friday.
  • Junior forward Gina Fabbro, of the soccer team, scored a pair of goals in APSU’s 4-3 loss at Jacksonville State, Friday, including the equalizer in the 86th minute—her season’s seventh goal, equaling her career high.