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APSU Lady Govs Track and Field Team earns OVC Outdoor Sportsmanship honor


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APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityBrentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team earned the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Team Sportsmanship Award, the conference office announced Tuesday.

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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 marks the fourth award for Austin Peay’s outdoor squad, which won in 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Eastern Kentucky was the recipient of the men’s sportsmanship honor.

“It’s so rewarding for our student-athletes to be recognized not only for what they accomplish in competition but how they carry themselves as individuals and representatives of our university,” said head coach Doug Molnar. “As a coach, it makes your job a lot easier to have people of this caliber as part of your program, and I’m proud to coach such an astounding group.”




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